Odiorne Point State Park

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Coordinates: 43°02′37″N 70°42′52″W / 43.04361°N 70.71444°W / 43.04361; -70.71444
Odiorne Point State Park
New Hampshire State Park
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Odiorne Point State Park
Country  United States
State  New Hampshire
County Rockingham
Location Rye
 - elevation 10 ft (3 m) [1]
 - coordinates 43°02′37″N 70°42′52″W / 43.04361°N 70.71444°W / 43.04361; -70.71444
Location in New Hampshire
Website: Odiorne Point State Park

Odiorne Point State Park is a New Hampshire state park located on the seacoast in Rye near Portsmouth. The location of the first settlement in New Hampshire,[2] the point got its name from the Odiorne family, who settled on the land in the mid-1660s.[3]

Near Odiorne Point is one of the Sunken Forests of New Hampshire.

Fort Dearborn[edit]

Not to be confused with the Fort Dearborn in Chicago.

Prior to 1942, the site of the park was private, expensive oceanfront land. In 1942, during World War II, the site was taken by the United States government for construction of Fort Dearborn. In 1961 the site was sold to the state of New Hampshire.

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  1. ^ "Odiorne Point State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 8, 2001. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Charles W. Brewster. "Old Pannaway:First NH Settlement". SeacoastNH.com. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  3. ^ Noyes, Libby & Davis(1928-39). Genealogical Dictionary of ME & NH. Portland, ME: Genealogical Publishing Co.