In March of 1823, investors from Salem, Massachusetts, interested in the possibilities of water power, purchased land by the Lamprey River and began building within the same year. This catapulted Newmarket’s local economy from shipbuilding, timber, fishing, trade and agriculture…into cotton textile manufacturing. Housing for mill workers soon replaced the orchards that had surrounded the village since colonial times. By the end of the 19th century, Newmarket would become the fifth largest manufacturing community in New Hampshire.
Welcome to Newmarket’s Historical Walking Tour. The audio narrative for each site also appears online. It includes a link to more detailed information, with photos and stories describing the people who lived or worked there. As you walk through present-day Newmarket, we invite you to imagine what it might have been like to live here in earlier times.
The actual Map itself is on sale for $5.00, all proceeds help in the preservation of our collection at the Stone School Museum.
Indiviuals or small groups requesting a more personal guided tour, pls email us at: newmarketnh.historicalsociety.com
Site No. 1 is on Beech Street Extension, across the street from the Town Hall parking lot.