Memorial to revolutionary era and notable citizen
Location: (Street, Park, GPS)
Adjacent to Haven Park near South Mill Pond
N 43D04.421' W070D45.316'
1944-1949 based on term of Governor Charles M. Dale
Date or Era Referenced:
1730-1785, Colonial and Revolutionary Eras
A granite ‘headstone’ with obelisk jutting up approx 4 feet set in a small garden in a triangular green set-off by a small fence. The green is adjacent to Haven Park.
A Memorial to Gen. William Whipple (1730-1785) Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Soldier, Statesman, Jurist. Given by Gov. Charles M. Dale. Sponsored by the NH Society Sons of the American Revolution
Governor Charles M. Dale & NH Society Sons of the American Revolution
- Moffatt-Ladd House (William Whipple’s residence) and Horse Chestnut tree are also historic emblems in Portsmouth to his memory. A plaque at the tree reads: “This tree was planted in 1776 when William Whipple (1730-1785) returned home from Philadelphia after signing The Declaration of Independence” www.moffattladd.org
- A long career as a statesman from Portsmouth.