January 10. 2014 2:11PM
Marker Number: 78
Name and date established: Rye 1971
Description: Here, in the spring of 1632, was established New Hampshire's first settlement, Pannaway Plantation. David Thompson and other hardy fishermen came from England to colonize and develop trade. They built a stone manor house, smithy cooperage, fort and stages for drying fish on nearby Flake Hill. Thompson's son John was the first child born in New Hampshire.
Location: Located on the north side of Route 1-A by the entrance to the Odiorne Point State Park boat launch.