Alderbrook (HM1H03)

Location: Bethlehem, NH 03574 Grafton County
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N 44° 19.635', W 71° 42.116'

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Alderbrook developed around a sawmill built by H.C. Libbey in 1877. The Village grew to include a post office, a dozen company-owned houses, a boarding house, school and railroad station. The mill employed as many as 40 to 60 men and cut as much as 3 to 5 million board feet each year of lumber, clapboards, lath and shingles. It was sold to a Portland company in July 1909 and was destroyed by fire five months later. The blaze was likely started by a spark from a freight engine. The mill was not rebuilt and the once productive hamlet disappeared as the company left for other tracts of timber.
HM NumberHM1H03
Marker Number198
Year Placed2006
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 284567 N 4911771
Decimal Degrees44.32725000, -71.70193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 19.635', W 71° 42.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 19' 38.1" N, 71° 42' 6.96" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 167 Alder Brook Rd, Bethlehem NH 03574, US
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