UNH Archaeologists Discover Historic Homestead

UNH Archaeologists Discover Historic Homestead
June 25, 2024

Archaeologists at the University of New Hampshire along with a historian at Northeastern University say they have unearthed the long-lost homestead of King Pompey.

Pompey was an enslaved African who won his freedom, later becoming one of the first Black property owners in colonial New England.

Researchers have long sought to discover the location of his home.

Researchers say they hope to eventually work with the National Park Service to establish a historical marker about King Pompey.

Funding was provided by the New England Humanities Consortium and Northeastern University.