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Burying Grounds, Cemeteries, Gravestones & History of Rye, New Hampshire

Cemeteries & History of Rye, New Hampshire

The Foss Family Cemetery is located on Washington Road in Rye, NH. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps.

Cemetery Status: Good. No broken stones or vandalism. Landscaping is well kept.

Berry Family Cemetery

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Congregational Cemetery
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Foss Family Cemetery

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Charlotte D. Foss d. 1837
Charlotte Foss d. 1868
John Foss d. 1819
Martha Foss d. 1828
Sarah Foss d. 1833
Robinson Foss d. 1878
Robinson Foss Jr. d. 1865
Sylvanus Holmes Foss d. 1837
Mary Green d. 1854
Richard Green d. 1832

South Road Cemetery

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Wedgewood Family Cemetery

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More History in Rye

Brackett Lane Massacre Site
605 Brackett Road
Site of an Indian massacre that occurred in 1691.

David Thomson Monument
Route 1A
A monument to one of the first pioneers to come through Rye.

Elijah Locke House Also known as Clarkson House
5 Grove Rd.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Isles of Shoals
Some islands located in Maine, some in New Hampshire 10 miles off the coast of Kittery/Portsmouth/Rye. Tours to and around the island are available in Portsmouth, Rye, & Newburyport.
Starting as a fishing community in the 16th century, and later a resort community popular during the Victorian era, it's most famous residents are Samuel Haley, the Smuttynose Murder victims and writer Celia Thaxter. More information and history.

Odiorne Point State Park
Route 1A
Open daily year-round. Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, explorers can uncover evidence of past military occupation (Fort Dearborn). An network of trails wind through the park. The Seacoast Science Center located in the park has exhibits on the natural and human history of Odiorne and the seacoast area. Other activities in the park include boating, fishing, hiking, biking, nature walks, and cross country skiing. Amenities offered include picnic tables, a boat launch, restrooms, a paved bicycle path, interpretive displays, and educational programs.

Parsons Homestead
520 Washington Rd.
Georgian style. Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rye Garrison Houses

Rye Historical Society
PO Box 583
Rye, NH 03870

St. Andrew's By-The-Sea
Church Rd., 0.2 mi. SE of jct. with South Rd. and Rte. 1A
Architects: Winslow and Wetherell. Built in 1876 and features rare stained glass windows. Parishioners of note include the famous abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and helped raise funds to build the church.Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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