Dixville Notch


January 09. 2014 4:06PM

Denman Thompson (1833-1911) - Swanzey, New Hampshire 







Route 26
Dixville, NH

Marker Number: 171
Name and date established: Unknown

Description: "First in the Nation" New Hampshire has held the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries since 1920. With the first presidential "beauty contest" in 1932, our citizens have personally met the candidates and by popular ballot have declared their preference for their party's nominee. Since 1960, Dixville has been the first community in the state and country to cast its handful of votes in national elections. On election eve 100% of the eligible voters gather in the ballot room of The BALSAMS. At midnight polls open and a few minutes later promptly close. The results are broadcast around the world.

Location: Located on the south side of Route 26 beside Lake Gloriette in Dixville, NH
FOLLOW US
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed
Union Leader app for Apple iPad or Android *
Click to download from Apple Apps StoreClick to download from Android Marketplace
* e-Edition subscription required

Historical Markers

Example blog post alt Roadside History: First settlement in Dover made at Hilton's Point in 1623
Example blog post alt Roadside History: John Sargent Pillsbury, co-founder of the Pillsbury Company (1828-1901)
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Brigadier General Enoch Poor served under Washington and Lafayette
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Norris Cotton, US representative and senator (1900-1989)
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Thaddeus S.C. Lowe -- aeronaut, scientist and inventor (1832-1913)
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Major Andrew McClary, 2nd in command to Col. John Stark of the 1st N.H. Regiment