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John Smith in New England

Captain John SmithCapt. John Smith
(1580 - 1631)

Besides his role in Jamestown, Virginia, John Smith is critical to the history of New England. He named the region in his 1614 map. And long after Pocahontas and other adventures, Smith intended to return and found a colony here, perhaps along the Piscataqua River. He named our Isles of Shoals "Smyth Isles" and attempted, in vain, to come back.  That story is the focus of our Smith section on SeacoastNH.
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OUR JOHN SMITH ARTICLES:

The Ugliest Monument in New England 

START HERE - GET YOUR MAP!
Download Smith's Map of New England courtesy of the Goldbug.com

Why Smith Never Came Back To New England

Even Before Smith -- Martin Pring visited "New England:

BEST SMITH LINKS ON THE WEB:
John Smith, Jamestown & Pocahontas Web Links

History of the Smith Memorial

Smith Monument Photos: Up Close & Gross

Thomas Bailey Aldrich on Smith
From: "An Old Town by the Sea"

Charles Brewster on Smith
From: Brewster's Rambles About Portsmouth

Early Explorers in Seacoast NH

History of the Isles of Shoals
aka "Smith Isles"

Isles of Shoals Homepage

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