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Campton, NH-Grafton County, pop. 2,719 in 2000. It houses 2 state forests, 3 covered bridges, the villages of Blair, Campton Hollow, Lower Campton, & West Campton. Sylvester Marsh, a notable past resident, invented the cog mechanism & special locomotive brakes for the Mount Washington Cog Railway.
Canaan, NH-Grafton County, pop. 3,319 in 2000. It houses the Mascoma State Forest & Cardigan Mountain School (the largest employer). Another school was not as lucky. Noyes Academy was destroyed by white residents in 1835, in protest of 14 black students that attended the school of 42 students. The Underground Railroad would later stop in Canaan. "Due to a mistake in train dispatcher's orders" there was a major train wreck north of town in the fall of 1907.
Candia, NH-Rockingham, NH, pop. 3,911 in 2000. Originally known as Charmingfare when it was a part of Chester, NH Poet, journalist & publisher; Sam Walter Foss is from here. His poem “The house by the side of the Road" ends: …Then why should I sit in the scorner's seat, or hurl the cynic's ban? Let me live in my house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. Canterbury, NH-Merrimack County, pop.1, 979 in 2000. It houses 2 State Forest & Shakers Village. The village is now a museum to the utopian sect of Christianity known worldwide.
Canterbury, NH-Merrimack County, pop.1, 979 in 2000. It houses 2 State Forest & Shakers Village. The village is now a museum to the utopian sect of Christianity known worldwide. Canterbury was originally a trading post for the Pennacook Indians.
Carroll, NH-Coos County, pop. 663 in 2000. It houses the villages of Twin Mountain, Bretton Woods, and Fish Hatchery & Wildlife Center and is starting point for many White Mountain recreational area activities. Bretton Woods ski area & snowmobiling became the popular activities in the 1960's.
Center Harbor, NH-Belknap County, pop. 996 in 2000, during the non-summer months. The paddle streamer, MS Mount Washington (largest boat on Lake Winnipesaukee) is housed here in the winter. It is the home of Dudley Leavitt, author of the first Farmer's Almanac (1797). The first intercollegiate sporting event of the United States, Harvard-Yale Regatta, was held here in 1852(continued in comments) Notable inhabitants include former NASCAR driver Brad Leighton and 1940's Olympic downhill skier, Penny Pitou.
Charlestown, NH-Sullivan County, pop. 4,749 in 2000. Originally known as Plantation #4, the most northern town & Fort during the French & Indian War. It's Main St. houses 63 Historical Places on the National Register. A notable resident, Major League Baseball player, Carlton Fisk, is a Charlestown native.
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Chatham, NH-Carroll County, pop. 260 in 2000. The creator of the North County "Blanchard Map" & president of Harvard College, Samuel Langdon, was a founding town member. Another was, Abiel Chandler, founder of Dartmouth College Chandler Scientific School. The original inhabitants were the Pequawket Indians.
Chester, NH-Rockingham County, pop. 3,792 in 2000. It is believed to be the first of the grants of Massachusetts seacoast expansion. It was known as "chestnut country" part of Candia. It was home to 3 governors, a summer resident for a US Representative from Wisconsin & sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial. It houses North Chester and Chester College, formerly White Pines College.
Chesterfield, NH – Cheshire County, pop. 3,542 in 2000. It houses Wantastiquet Mountain State Park, part of Pisgah State Park, Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area, & the village of Spofford. It was Fort Number 1 in defense of the Indians. At one time it was known for manufacturing spinning wheel & hand tool parts. The first Methodist religious service in New Hampshire was at the James Robertson farm in 1803.
Chichester, NH – Merrimack County, pop. 2,236 in 2000. Known for the Marden family Bean-Hole-Beans served at the annual Old Home Days Picnic for three generations. It occurred a debt of $36,600 to provide each returning Continental Army soldiers with thirty pounds ($150) & twenty heifers. This debt was paid off in 1897.
Claremont, NH – Sullivan County, pop. 13,151 in 2000. At one time it housed Sunapee Mills, Monadnock Mills, Claremont Machine Works, Home Mills, Sanford & Rossiter and Claremont Manufacturing Company. Now the town is known for “The Claremont Decision”. The lawsuit against the State of New Hampshire, claiming it is unconstitutional to fund education with property taxes, which was upheld by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Clarksville, NH-Coos County, pop. 294 in 2000. It was known as Dartmouth College Grant until it’s incorporation in 1853. Starch & Maple Sugaring industries, as well as a Logging Company were part of its culture. It is the second most northern township in New Hampshire.
Colebrook, NH- Coos County, pop. 2321 in 2000. In 2000 it tired Gorham for being the fourth smallest town in New Hampshire. It houses the villages of Kidderville, Upper Kidderville, Factory Village and the Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area. In 1894 it was known as the “Potato Capital” of New Hampshire. Plans for a Grand Hotel for this area were downsized and became a well-documented design for the Bay of Naples Inn, Naples, Maine. The hotel was never built in Colebrook.
Columbia, NH- Coos County, pop. 750 in 2000. The town has been known as Preston, Cockburntown , and now Columbia prior to “The War of 1812”. It houses Bungy, Cones, Georges, Meriden Hill, Tinkerville, The Columbia Covered Bridge, Lady of Our Grace Shrine, The Vickie Bunnell Preserve & Tract, and Pioneer Farm.
Concord, NH- Merrimack County, pop. 40,765 in 2000. It is the state Capital. It houses the village of Penacook, the states only Law School-Franklin Pierce Law Center, the Granite State Symphony Orchestra and the largest independently owned commercial printing company in the county. Abenaki Native Americans were the original settlers. It was known as the Plantation of Penacook, Rumford and then Concord. The State House is the oldest capitol in which legislative branches meet in their original chambers. The well-known, Concord Coach, was manufactured here.
Conway, NH- Carroll County, pop. 8,604 in 2000. It houses two covered bridges, Echo Lake State Park, the villages of Conway, North Conway, Center Conway, Redstone, Kearsarge, parts of Intervale, Conway Scenic Railroad and Tuckerman Brewing Company. Tourism is its number one industry.
Cornish, NH-Sullivan County, pop. 1,604 in 2000. It houses three covered bridges. The longest two span bridge in the world and the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States. The Augustus Saint-Gaudens Artist Colony is also housed down the road from the Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge. It was known as Mast Camp. The tall ship mast started their journey down river from here.
Croyden, NH-Sullivan County, pop. 661 in 2000. It houses Croyden Flat and Ryder Corner. Samuel Read Hall, the grandson of one of the original grantees was born here. He became the first teacher to use a blackboard, created the first teacher training school in the United States and the first instructional book for teachers.
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