Hannah Duston Memorial State Historic Site
Hannah Duston Memorial
Hannah Duston Memorial
Location in New Hampshire
Location298 US Route 4
Boscawen, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°17′17″N 71°35′27″W / 43.288163°N 71.590713°W / 43.288163; -71.590713Coordinates: 43°17′17″N 71°35′27″W / 43.288163°N 71.590713°W / 43.288163; -71.590713
Area0.4 acres (0.16 ha)[1]
Administered byNew Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
DesignationNew Hampshire state park
WebsiteHannah Duston Memorial State Historic Site

Hannah Duston Memorial State Historic Site is a 35-foot (11 m) statue in Boscawen, New Hampshire, located on a small island at the confluence of the Contoocook and Merrimack rivers. Erected in 1874 and the first publicly funded statue in New Hampshire, the memorial commemorates Hannah Duston, who was captured in 1697 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, during King William's War, then killed her captors while they were camped at the site in Boscawen.[2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ "State Lands" (PDF). New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development. July 2007. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ "Hannah Duston State Memorial Historic Site". NH Division of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hannah Duston Massacre Site Statue". Roadside America. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hannah Dustin Memorial Statue". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved February 22, 2017.