A Walk through Keene's History
Have a look directly across the street.
This is the site of the Old Fort. Before this area was known as Keene, it was called Upper Ashuelot. The settlers of Upper Ashuelot built a wooden stockade fort for protection from Native American attacks. Native Americans did raid the community several times during the French and Indian War. The people who lived in the fort left in 1747, and went to larger towns in the south. The Native Americans burned the fort and most of the buildings in the area at this time. The settlers returned in 1750. The rock marking this site was placed here in 1906.
Continue straight. You're almost at the last stop.