Friday, October 10, 2014

1790 Milestone, Hooksett, New Hampshire

I spotted this historic marker along the side of Route 28 in Hooksett, New Hampshire. 

Ch X M
32 M to H

Erected by towns or businesses to aid unfamiliar 
travelers, milestones typically stood up to 5' tall,
were crudely carved out of roughly hewn granite,
and often referred to towns by first initial only.
They could be both difficult to read and
In 1790 this area of Hooksett was
part of Chester.  This milestone
told travelers it was 16 miles to 
Chester Meeting House and 32
miles to Haverhill, Mass., a regional
industrial center. 

Erected in 2008 by Manchester Sand. Gravel & Cement Co., Inc.

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