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New Hampshire Historical Highway Markers

New Hampshire’s historical highway markers illustrate the depth and complexity of the state's history and the people who made it, from Abenaki Native Americans to poets, painters and contemporary sports figures; from meeting houses to stone arch bridges and long-lost villages; and from factories and cemeteries to places where international history was made.

Any municipality, agency, organization or individual wishing to propose a historical highway marker to commemorate significant New Hampshire places, persons or events must submit a petition of support signed by at least 20 New Hampshire citizens. They must also draft the text of the marker and provide footnotes and copies of supporting documentation, as well as a suggested location for marker placement. NHDHR staff will review the marker application and draft text and shall make revisions. Finalized text will be shared with the applicant for approval before the marker is manufactured.

The New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker Advisory Committee was created and convened in the summer of 2020 to complete a systematic review of existing markers for lack of historical context among other problems. Coordination with stakeholders to address the identified markers is ongoing. The Committee recognizes that the program must be more inclusive and must celebrate a broader understanding of New Hampshire’s history, places, and people. The historical marker program has evolved as our understanding of New Hampshire’s history and the interpretation of its history has changed to recognize the value and perspective of all stories. To that end, the Committee is working to compile a list of markers that warrant attention, to set priorities for which markers are highest importance for consideration, and to make recommendations for the treatment of these markers. The NHDHR will work with local partners and interested parties to identify the best course of action for addressing identified markers.

The New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker Program is jointly managed by the N.H. Division of Historical Resources and N.H. Department of Transportation.

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NH Historical Highway Markers

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