Railroad SquareThis location became a transportation center on August 30, 1851, upon completion of the Cocheco Railroad from Dover to Alton Bay. The first "Mount Washington" steamboat was built here in 1872. For forty years a railroad terminus, here northbound travelers switched to a Shore Railroad opened its line from Alton Bay to Lakeport, only to shut down in 1935. On June 17, 1990, this spot regained its historic name, "Railroad Square," to mark the centennial of the Lake Shore Railroad at that time seven of the line's ten original stations still stood.
|Placed By||The State of New Hampshire|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 318997 N 4815838|
|Decimal Degrees||43.47356667, -71.23790000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 28.414', W 71° 14.274'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 28' 24.84" N, 71° 14' 16.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 164 NH-11, Alton NH 03810, US|
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