Historical Markers in
Grafton County, New Hampshire

...Missing In Action... 1889 Iron Bridge A Bit of History A Delicate Balance A Legendary Landmark Alderbrook Angel of the Mountains Army Air Crew Baker River Bath Bridge Bath, New Hampshire Betty and Barney Hill Incident Borasaurus Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad Brackett Block Bugbee Block Butterfield Museum By Foot and Horseback, Stagecoach and Car Canaan Veterans Monument Chutter Block City of Lebanon Spruce Tree Clark's Bridge Colburn Park Dartmouth Weather Post Downtown Enfield Village Eagle Cliff Eames Building Early Franconia Eastern Brook Trout Ebenezer MacKintosh Enfield Civil War Monument Enfield Korean War Monument Enfield Persian Gulf - Afghanistan - Iraq War Monument Enfield Revolutionary War Monument Enfield Vietnam War Monument Enfield World War I Monument Enfield World War II Monument Fanny’s Little Playhouse First Congregational Church First Ski School in America Fogg’s Hardware Store Frances Glessner Lee Franconia Notch Franconia Notch State Park Franconia Range Frank Williams Department Store Geological History of the Polar Caves George Hoyt Whipple Hanover World War I Monument Hanover World War II Memorial Harrington Block Haverhill Corner Historic District Haverhill World War Memorial Haverhill-Bath Bridge Holderness Honor Roll Home Site of Nathaniel Berry Host to History How Sabbaday Falls Got Its Name In Honor of 1917-18 Iron Furnace Jax Jr. Cinemas Jodo Karate Kilburn Brothers Korean Conflict Landslides Lebanon Soldiers of the American Revolution Lebanon Veterans Monument Lebanon World War I Monument Leviston House Leviston Tannery Littleton Public Library Littleton Stamp & Coin Co. Littleton Veterans Memorial Littleton War Memorial Loon Mountain Lyme 250th Lyme Civil War Monument Lyme Founded 1761 Lyme Veterans Monument Masonic Temple Methodist Church N.H. Niels F.F. Nielsen, Jr. Norris Cotton Office of the Enfield Advocate Old Coal Kiln Old Man of the Mountain Orford World War Memorial Original Site of the Village of Lisbon Park History Parker's Marketplace Pierce Bridge Preserving a Fragile Formation Profile Lake Quinten E. Mulleavey Railroads tame the White Mountains Rogers Rangers Rotary Amphitheater Rounsevel Building Salomon Block Samuel Livermore Sinclair Lodge Site of Sinclair Hotel Smith Bridge Soldiers of Ashland Memorial Soldiers of Haverhill Memorial Stone Iron Furnace Stream Gaging in New Hampshire Terminal Of Coos Road Thayer's White Mountain Hotel The Appalachian Trail The Appalachian Trail The Bear Show The Bedell Bridge The Cannon on the Skyline The Common The Copeland Block The Curran Suspension Bridge The Enfield Shakers The First Passenger Carrying Aerial Tramway in North America The Flume The Flume The Granite State The Littleton Diner The Night the Bomber Crashed The Old Man of the Mountain The Ridge The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge This Mill Stone Thomas E. Byrne, III Tilton's Opera Block Town Building U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Vietnam Veterans Viewing the Old Man Why is it called A NOTCH? Wildwood Willowdale Settlement Wilson Hall Woodstock World War Two Memorial "Senior Fence"
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Grafton County, located in the state of New Hampshire, has a rich history that dates back to colonial times. It was originally settled by European immigrants in the mid-18th century, with the first townships established in the 1760s. The area was primarily occupied by indigenous Abenaki people, who had traditionally used the lands for hunting and fishing.

During the American Revolution, Grafton County played a significant role in the fight for independence. Many local residents enlisted in the Continental Army and fought in pivotal battles such as Bunker Hill and Saratoga. Although the county itself was not directly involved in any major battles, it provided crucial resources and support, including supplying troops with food and clothing.

In the early 19th century, Grafton County experienced rapid industrialization, driven by the rise of the textile and manufacturing industries. Water-powered mills were established along the region's rivers, leading to the growth of mill towns such as Lebanon and Littleton. These towns became centers of commerce and provided employment opportunities for many local residents.

Since then, Grafton County has experienced steady population growth and development. It has become known for its scenic beauty, with the White Mountains National Forest covering a large portion of the county. The area continues to attract tourists and outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other recreational activities. Grafton County's rich history and natural attractions make it a vibrant and diverse part of New Hampshire.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Grafton County, New Hampshire.

  • 1769 - Grafton County is established by the New Hampshire Provincial Assembly.
  • 1770 - Townships within Grafton County are granted to settlers by the Masonian Proprietors.
  • 1772 - Plymouth becomes the first incorporated town in Grafton County.
  • 1773 - Dartmouth College is founded in Hanover.
  • 1799 - The town of Haverhill is split into two separate towns, resulting in Woodsville.
  • 1823 - The town of Bath is incorporated.
  • 1827 - The town of Lisbon is incorporated.
  • 1840 - The town of Lincoln is incorporated.
  • 1865 - The town of Littleton is incorporated.
  • 1895 - The town of Lebanon is incorporated.
  • 1939 - The Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock formation, collapses in Franconia Notch.