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Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

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Where is Nashua, New Hampshire, USA? 

Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire,
The area was part of a 200-square-mile (520 km2) tract of land in Massachusetts called Dunstable, which had been awarded to Edward Tyng of Dunstable, England. Nashua lies approximately in the center of the original 1673 grant. The previously disputed boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed in 1741 when the governorships of the two provinces were separated. As a consequence, the township of Dunstable was divided in two. Tyngsborough and some of Dunstable remained in Massachusetts, while Dunstable, New Hampshire, was incorporated in 1746 from the northern section of the town.

Located at the confluence of the Nashua and Merrimack rivers, Dunstable was first settled about 1654 as a fur trading town. Like many 19th century riverfront New England communities, it would be developed during the Industrial Revolution with textile mills operated from water power. By 1836, the Nashua Manufacturing Company had built three cotton mills which produced 9.3 million yards of cloth annually on 710 looms. On December 31, 1836, the New Hampshire half of Dunstable was renamed Nashua, after the Nashua River, by a declaration of the New Hampshire legislature (the Dunstable name lives on across the Massachusetts border)...wikipedia

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Nashua, New  Hampshire, USA (Dunstable) - Nashua River and Falls, Nashua, N.H.
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

Nashua River and Falls, Nashua, N.H.
Nashua, New  Hampshire, USA (Dunstable) - Pearl St. and Tremont House from Main St., Nashua, N.H.
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

Pearl St. and Tremont House from Main St., Nashua, N.H.
Nashua, New  Hampshire, USA (Dunstable) - Main Street looking South
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

Main Street looking South

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House Blown Up - Five Persons Injured.
From the Manchester (N. H.) Mirror

A very singular and...

News  1870 - Great Fire in Nashua.
About half past ten Saturday evening fire was discovered in the belfry of the First Congregational...Read MORE...

News  1895 - THE MERRIMAC RIVER Higher Than it has been for Years - Still Rising.
Nashua, N. H., April 15 - The great rainfall has raised the Merrimac and Nashua rivers, together...Read MORE...

Nashua, a city, one of the capitals of Hillsboro co., N.H., is situated on the W. bank of the...Read MORE...

News  1911 - July 4 - 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
July 4, 1911
Many Persons Made Homeless and Scores of Communities in Eastern Seaboard States Count Losses...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Lucy BISHOP (27 December 1911, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable) - 01 January 2001 , Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Louisa HILLS (1816, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable) - 6 October 1886, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Joseph PELKEY (11 22 1889, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable) - 1977, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro)) gravestone

flag  Neidre Isabella SMITH (23 October 1907, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable) - 3 January 2000, Maynard, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 63 ancestors who died in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable).
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

David C SULLIVAN (abt. 1876 - ) & Louise Augusta EGAN (31 March 1889 - )
married 03 January 1914

Alfred LAMBERT (abt. 1889 - ) & Marie-Emma CHAUVIN (26 February 1903 - bet. 1946-2000)
married 24 October 1921

Edward Joseph DINNEEN (15 March 1882 - 18 January 1948) & Ann STANKEY (abt. 1885 - )
married 25 April 1933

Gonzague "Louis" NADEAU (1910 - 2003) & Marie Jeannette CHAUVIN (13 April 1913 - 5 May 2001)
married 18 August 1934

Eude Peter CHAUVIN (19 July 1909? - September 1957?) & Thérèse A DESMARAIS (abt. 1910 - )
married 30 May 1936

Cemeteries in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

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