African Burying Ground Memorial
Underneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire lies what is the only known African Burying Ground in New England. This burying ground was actively used in the 1700s when Chestnut Street was part of the undeveloped outskirts of Portsmouth. As Portsmouth flourished and developed in the late 1700s and 1800s, eventually the burying ground was paved over and became what Chestnut Street is today. The burying ground was eventually forgotten and those underneath it left without honor. Now a memorial stands here to honor those forgotten.