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BRIEF HISTORY OF SULLIVAN CO., NEW HAMPSHIRE
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HISTORY OF SULLIVAN COUNTY NH
On 23 June 1826 the New Hampshire Legislature divided a portion of Cheshire County (one of the original counties) into a new county called Sullivan, with the town of Newport as the shire-town. It was named in honor of one of New Hampshire's most distinguished Revolutionary patriots and soldiers,General John Sullivan. Grafton County is north, Merrimack County is on the east. It's western border is washed by the Connecticut River. The highest point of land is Croydon Mount, with an altitude of 2789 feet above sea-level.

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Current communities in Sullivan County New Hampshire include: Acworth, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Langdon, Lempster, Newport, Plainfield, Springfield, Sunapee, Unity, and Washington.

Map of Sullivan Co NH showing towns Raymond Northwood Deerfield Derry Salem Brentwood Hampstead Atkinson Plaistow South Hampton East Kingston Exeter Newmarket Newington


TOWNS / CITIES IN SULLIVAN COUNTY, New Hampshire

ACWORTH


CHARLESTOWN
CLAREMONT

 


CORNISH


CROYDON


GOSHEN
GRANTHAM

LANGDON

LEMPSTER
  • History: Lempster NH is named named for Sir Thomas Fermor of Lempster, England, who was a relative of the Wentworth family. This territory was originally granted in 1735 by Massachusetts Governor Belcher as Number 9, the ninth in a line of forts established to guard against Indian attacks. The town was originally granted 1 January 1753 to Samuel Clark Paine and others under the name of Dupplin. No settlement was attempted under this grant, but 8 October 1761 a re-grant of the territory to Benadum Gallup and others. [And older source states the town was granted 5 October 1761 to Richard Sparrow and sixty-one others.] The conditions of this grant were not fulfilled, and yet another grant was made 5 January 1767 to Dudley Woodbridge and others in 67 equal shares, . It was settled about 1770 by emigrants from East Haddam and Windham Connecticut including Deacon Elijah Bingham, and Jabez Beckwith. By 1772 there were eight families in town. The second NH Turnpike from Windsor VT to Amherst NH was incorporated 26 December 1799 and passed directly through what became the main part of the town's village, greatly increasing traffic. In 1791 portions of Lempster were taken (along with parts of Newport, Unity, and Sunapee) to form a new town of Goshen. The population in 1830 was 999. The town is 40 miles west from Concord NH. One branch of the Sugar river, and the south and west branches of Cold River flow through the town. Near the western boundary line is a pond 320 rods long and 80 wide. Sand pond lies in this town and in Marlow NH. It is bounded on the north by Unity, east by Goshen and Washington, south by Marlow and west by Acworth.
  • Villages and Place Names: Dupplin, Dodge Hollow, East Lempster, Keyes Hollow,

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PLAINFIELD

SPRINGFIELD

SUNAPEE


UNITY


WASHINGTON


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