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Campton, New Hampshire, USA

Both Campton and adjacent Rumney were granted by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1761 to Jabez Spencer of East Haddam, Connecticut, then settled about 1765. But Captain Spencer died before terms of the charter, which required settlement by 50 families, each farming 5 acres (20,000 m2) for every 50 received, were fulfilled. Two families, named Fox and Taylor, first settled here in 1765. In 1767, Governor John Wentworth issued the heirs and others a new grant. Campton got its name when the first proprietors built a camp here to survey the two towns.

Campton includes the villages of Blair, Campton Hollow, Lower Campton and West Campton.

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  • Campton was granted by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1761 to Jabez Spencer of East Haddam, Connecticut, then settled about 1765.

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  • 1767 - Campton is incorporated

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  • 1829 - Blair Bridge built in Campton
    The Blair Bridge is a wooden covered bridge originally built in 1829, that crosses the Pemigewasset River near Campton, New Hampshire, United States.
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  • 1854 - Campton
    Campton, a post-township of Grafton county, New Hampshire, 45 miles N. by W, from Concord, intersected by the Merrimack river. Population, 1439.
    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.

  • By 1859, when the population of Campton was 1,439, industries included one sawmill, one gristmill, one tannery and a carriage shop.

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  • 1886 - Campton
    HISTORY OF CAMPTON NH

    Campton lies in the eastern part of the county, in lat. 43 degrees 49' and long. 71 degrees 40', bounded north by Thornton,...Read MORE...


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  • 1895 - Campton
    Campton, a post-township of Grafton co., N.H., 6 miles N. of Plymouth, is intersected by the Pemigewasset River. It contains a post-village named...Read MORE...


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