Here are a few photographs of historical interest that relates to Zachariah and John Stearns. They ran theTempleFerryfrom 1741 to 1760 when James Matthews purchase the ferry and was court ordered to close. This left Reeds Ferry andThornton’s Ferry to run until the late 1800′s. You can find out more about Reeds Ferry from Litchfield’s history.
Today you can put a small boat onto theMerrimack Riverfrom Reeds Ferry landing.Temple’s Ferry was sandwiched between Reeds Ferry andThornton’s Ferry until it court order to close in the late 1700′s.
This marker is located in the Reeds Ferry section ofMerrimack,New Hampshireat the end ofDepot Roadwhich is off of Route 3.
This memorial is located in theThorntonFerryCemetery,Merrimack,New Hampshire. There are many early settler gravestones to view while visiting the cemetery.
This historical marker is located across the street and next toThornton’sFerryCemeteryon Route 3,Merrimack,New Hampshire
This is Matthew Thornton’s son home. It was given to him as a wedding present from his father. It was previously known as Hannah Jack’s Tavern; now it is the Common Man Restaurant. Matthew Thornton never lived here. He lived down by the river next to the Thornton Ferry site.