Colonel Benjamin Tyler Home - West Claremont, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 23.535 W 072° 22.587
18T E 712480 N 4807718
Quick Description: Colonel Benjamin Tyler, a first settler of Claremont, built this house on what is now SR 12/103.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2013 11:03:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMHNT2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:

A bronze historical marker is set at ground level. The marker is embedded into a granite block and flanked by two granite posts. The marker is inscribed:

THIS HOUSE BUILT 1773 BY
COL. BENJAMIN TYLER
OF WALLINGFORD CONN.
A FIRST SETTLER OF CLAREMONT, 1767
INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER
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HERE ON SUGAR RIVER HE BUILT
SAY, GRIST, FLAX, AND SMELTING MILLS
THE TOWNS FIRST INDUSTRIES

Southeast of the marker is his house, later to become the Maynard Tavern. The house was built as Colonel Benjamin Tyler's homestead. Benjamin Tyler was active in community affairs. In 1767, he was elected a Claremont selectman at the first town meeting. He was also mechanic, inventor, mill owner, and local builder.

Austin Tyler, the son of Benjamin, later converted the house into a popular tavern which he jointly owned with Daniel F. Maynard and Horace G. P. Cross. Later the building was enlarged by the addition of two wings which are now apartment houses.

Marker Name: This house was built 1773 by Col. Benjamin Tyler

Marker Type: Local/Unofficial

Marker Location: West Claremont, NH

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Date Marker Established: Not listed

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