Stark Fort - Manchester, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere
N 42° 57.683 W 071° 27.017
19T E 300152 N 4759439
The location of a settler's garrison, circa 1746.
Waymark Code: WM7BN7
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 10/01/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 15

This marker was placed here in 1929 by the Molly Stark Chapter of the D.A.R. to show the location of "Stark Fort" (not to be confused with Fort Stark in New Castle, New Hampshire).

The "fort" was actually a protective garrison for the nearby residents, who had suffered incursions by the native people. It was constructed by Lt. Archibald Stark, father of General John Stark. The site contains only this marker, and a filled-in well, which may be the original one installed in 1746. Some further information is available at:

The location is next to Precourt Park, and Nutt's Pond which is named for an interesting fellow. The nearby railroad shown on the map is actually abandoned, and now serves as a recreation trail.

Marker Name: Stark's Fort

Marker Type: Other Type

Marker Location: Manchester

Date Marker Established: 1929

Official Marker Number: Not listed

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