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History of Conway, New Hampshire, USA

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Conway, New Hampshire, USA

In 1765, Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth chartered sixty-five men to establish "Conway", named for Henry Seymour Conway, Commander in Chief of the British Army. To keep his land, a settler had to plant 5 acres (20,000 m2) for every fifty in his share, and to do it within five years. The first roads were built in 1766. Construction of the first meetinghouse began at Redstone. Never completed, it could only be used in summer, with services held whenever a minister visited. Eventually, the partly finished meetinghouse was moved to Center Conway. In 1775, the town raised small sums to build two schoolhouses, one in North Conway. By 1849, however, the town had twenty school districts.

There are five villages in the town: Conway, North Conway, Center Conway, Redstone and Kearsarge. Additionally, it shares a portion of the village of Intervale with the neighboring town of Bartlett.

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  • In October of 1735 a flooding of the valley swept away houses and barns in North Conway.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org

  • In 1765, Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth chartered sixty-five men to establish "Conway", named for Henry Seymour Conway, Commander in Chief of the British Army.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1775, the town of Conway raised small sums to build two schoolhouses, one in North Conway.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • (Conway) During a smallpox epidemic from 1791 to 1798, Samuel Stark’s home was a pest house. This was where anyone who had smallpox went to stay until he was better.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org

  • In 1825 Samuel W. Thompson decided that Conway should have mail from other parts of the state.
    He carried the mail to and from Littleton once a week on horseback. In the fall of 1828, a flood carried away many bridges. Mr. Thompson carried the...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Conway
    Conway, a post-township of Carroll county. New Hampshire, on Saco river, about 75 miles N. N. E. from Concord. Population, 1707.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • The Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad entered Conway in 1871.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • (Conway). In 1886 the Maine and New Hampshire Granite Company was formed in the village of Redstone. The first stones taken out were paving and building stones for the Union Railroad Station in Portland, Maine.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org

  • 1895 - Conway
    Conway, a post-village and summer resort of Carroll co., N.H., on the Saco River, 132 miles N. of Boston, and 21 miles N. of Ossipee. It has several...Read MORE...


  • Conway, New Hampshire, USA
    Moat Mt. from Conway, N.H.
    Postcard
  • In 1901 the Town of Conway bought 110 acres, including Echo Lake and the ledges. This was to save them from being used as stone quarries. Later the town deeded the area to the State of New Hampshire for a State Park.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org

  • 1916
    Conway, a post-village and summer-resort of Carroll co., N.H., on the Saco River, 132 miles N. of Boston. It is on the Boston and Maine R. The...Read MORE...


  • Conway, New Hampshire, USA
    Swift River Covered Bridge, Conway, White Mts., N.H.
    Postcard
  • 1936 (Conway) - The first ski trail began operating in 1936 at Mount Cranmore.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1939 - December 27 - 1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH)

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  • Conway, New Hampshire, USA
    The Presidential Inn, Conway, N.H.
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Moat Mt. from Conway, N.H.
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Swift River Covered Bridge, Conway, White Mts., N.H.
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The Presidential Inn, Conway, N.H.
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  • In October of 1735 a flooding of the valley swept away houses and barns in North Conway.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org
  • In 1765, Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth chartered sixty-five men to establish "Conway", named for Henry Seymour Conway, Commander in Chief of the British Army.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1775, the town of Conway raised small sums to build two schoolhouses, one in North Conway.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • (Conway) During a smallpox epidemic from 1791 to 1798, Samuel Stark’s home was a pest house. This was where anyone who had smallpox went to stay until he was better.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org
  • In 1825 Samuel W. Thompson decided that Conway should have mail from other parts of the state.
    He carried the mail to and from Littleton once a week on horseback. In the fall of 1828, a flood carried away many bridges. Mr. Thompson carried the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Conway
    Conway, a post-township of Carroll county. New Hampshire, on Saco river, about 75 miles N. N. E. from Concord. Population, 1707.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • The Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad entered Conway in 1871.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • (Conway). In 1886 the Maine and New Hampshire Granite Company was formed in the village of Redstone. The first stones taken out were paving and building stones for the Union Railroad Station in Portland, Maine.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org
  • 1895 - Conway
    Conway, a post-village and summer resort of Carroll co., N.H., on the Saco River, 132 miles N. of Boston, and 21 miles N. of Ossipee. It has several... Read MORE...

  • In 1901 the Town of Conway bought 110 acres, including Echo Lake and the ledges. This was to save them from being used as stone quarries. Later the town deeded the area to the State of New Hampshire for a State Park.

    Early History of Conway, New Hampshire, First White Mountain Town - conwaypubliclibrary.org
  • 1916
    Conway, a post-village and summer-resort of Carroll co., N.H., on the Saco River, 132 miles N. of Boston. It is on the Boston and Maine R. The... Read MORE...

  • 1936 (Conway) - The first ski trail began operating in 1936 at Mount Cranmore.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1939 - December 27 - 1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH)

    historyorb.com

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