120. Bound Rock
To get to Bound Rock, take NH 1-A south from Hampton Beach toward Seabrook. Take the first left past the bridge over the Hampton Harbor Inlet, which is Eisenhower Street. Follow Eisenhower to Campton Street, turn right onto Portsmouth Street, then left onto Woodstock Street.

"This rock, originally in the middle of Hampton River, indicated the start of the boundary line surveyed by Capt. Nicholas Shapley and marked by him 'AD 1657-HB and SH' to determine the line between Hampton and Salisbury, HB meaning Hampton Bound and SH, Shapley's mark. Lost for many decades due to the shifting of the river's mouth, the original course of the river and the Bound Rock were rediscovered 1937. This historically important boulder, still serving as the boundary marker, was enclosed by the State of New Hampshire that same year."

erected 1978 in cooperation with the Town of Hampton


Bound Rock


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