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Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA

"Exeter, a post-village, semi-capital of Rockingham co, N.H., in Exeter township, on the £ River, and on the Boston & Maine £ 51 miles N. by E. of Boston, and 17 miles S.S.W. of Dover. It contains a court-house, 8 churches, a national bank, 2 savings-banks, Phillips Academy, which is richly endowed, the Robinson Female Seminary, a pottery, 2 machine-shops, a cotton-mill, 2 newspaper offices, several manufactories of carriages and boots and shoes, &c. Pop. of the township, 4284."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott



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  • 1638 - Exeter founded
    One of the four original towns of New Hampshire. Revolutionary War Capital of New Hampshire and site of the ratification of the first state...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Exeter
    Exeter, the seat of justice of Rockingham county, New Hampshire, on the Boston and Maine railroad, 50 miles N. from Boston, and 37 S. E. from...Read MORE...


  • News 1893 - EXETER MILLS BURNED. Loss $250,000-Two Hundred and Forty Hands Made Idle.
    Exeter, N. H., March 15. - Fire broke out in the Exeter cotton mills about 4 a.m. It started in the basement, and burned up through the building,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Exeter
    Exeter, a post-village, semi-capital of Rockingham co, N.H., in Exeter township, on the £ River, and on the Boston & Maine £ 51 miles N. by E. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - New Hampshire Hotel Burned.
    Exeter, N. H., July 14. Fire broke out on the roof of the Swampscott House, the largest hotel in this town. Before the fire department could get in...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - BIG FIRE IN EXETER. Goodwin Block on Front Street Entirely Destroyed. The Loss to Owners and Tenants Will Reach $29,000.
    Exeter, N. H. Jan. 1 - The Goodwin block on Front street was visited by fire early this morning. Loss $28,000 to block and tenants. The occupants of...Read MORE...


  • Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
    Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
    1909 advertisement

    Higgins Celebrated Ice Cream
    Rates one of the Highest in the State
    Exeter, N.H.

    Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
  • Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
    Exeter, N.H., The Old Garrison House
  • Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
    Lincoln Street from Front Street, Exeter, N.H.
  • News 1914 - EXETER ACADEMY LOSES TREASURES. Fire Ruins Interior of Main Building of Famous New Hampshire Prep. School
    Exeter, N. H., July 3. - An investigation has failed to determine the cause of the fire that ruined the interior of the main building of Phillips...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Exeter, a banking post-village, capital of Rockingham co., N.H., in Exeter township (town), on the Exeter River and on the Boston and Maine R., 17...Read MORE...




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Phillips Exeter Academy

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1909 advertisement

Higgins Celebrated Ice Cream
Rates one of the Highest in the State
Exeter, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
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Exeter, N.H., The Old Garrison House

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Lincoln Street from Front Street, Exeter, N.H.

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  • 1638 - Exeter founded
    One of the four original towns of New Hampshire. Revolutionary War Capital of New Hampshire and site of the ratification of the first state... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Exeter
    Exeter, the seat of justice of Rockingham county, New Hampshire, on the Boston and Maine railroad, 50 miles N. from Boston, and 37 S. E. from... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - EXETER MILLS BURNED. Loss $250,000-Two Hundred and Forty Hands Made Idle.
    Exeter, N. H., March 15. - Fire broke out in the Exeter cotton mills about 4 a.m. It started in the basement, and burned up through the building,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Exeter
    Exeter, a post-village, semi-capital of Rockingham co, N.H., in Exeter township, on the £ River, and on the Boston & Maine £ 51 miles N. by E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - New Hampshire Hotel Burned.
    Exeter, N. H., July 14. Fire broke out on the roof of the Swampscott House, the largest hotel in this town. Before the fire department could get in... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - BIG FIRE IN EXETER. Goodwin Block on Front Street Entirely Destroyed. The Loss to Owners and Tenants Will Reach $29,000.
    Exeter, N. H. Jan. 1 - The Goodwin block on Front street was visited by fire early this morning. Loss $28,000 to block and tenants. The occupants of... Read MORE...

  • News  1914 - EXETER ACADEMY LOSES TREASURES. Fire Ruins Interior of Main Building of Famous New Hampshire Prep. School
    Exeter, N. H., July 3. - An investigation has failed to determine the cause of the fire that ruined the interior of the main building of Phillips... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Exeter, a banking post-village, capital of Rockingham co., N.H., in Exeter township (town), on the Exeter River and on the Boston and Maine R., 17... Read MORE...

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