A beautiful statue commemorates the life of Josiah Bartlett, Amesbury’s signer of the Declaration of Independence, stands prominently at the corner of Main and School Street (near the gazebo). He began the study of medicine at the age of 16 under Dr. Ordway of Amesbury. He started his medical practice in 1760 in Kingston, New Hampshire. He was one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence and eventually became the first governor of New Hampshire.
Today, the statue faces north in honor of his final resting place in Kingston, New Hampshire.
The Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence have a great write up on Josiah Bartlett’s life which can be found here.