New historical highway marker commemorates old train station
BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire highway has a new marker that highlights the history of the oldest surviving depot of the former Northern Railroad.
The Gerrish Depot was constructed in 1855 in Boscawen. It was renamed in 1909 after a fatal train collision caused by confusion over similar station names. The name “Gerrish” was chosen in honor of a prominent farming family.
The depot provided freight and passenger service for local farms and residents, the state nursery, the county nursing home and county jail until 1955.
Any person or organization can submit a proposal for a highway marker to the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. The marker must commemorate a significant place, persons or events in New Hampshire.