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Alton, New Hampshire, USA

Alton, Belknap, NH

Alton was originally part of New Durham Gore a name derived from its rocky terrain carved into the mountains, more specifically Mt. Major. First settled in the middle 1770's, the early settlers were successful after eight petitions to the Court to change the name to Alton in 1796, and in March of 1797 the Incorporation Ceremony took place. Three Selectmen were elected to oversee the business of the Town. The 1790 census showed 445 residents in Town. Alton has been referred to as South Alton, The Village, West Alton, East Alton and The Bay...

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  • 1854 - Alton / Alton Bay
    Alton, a post-township of Belknap county, New Hampshire, on the Cocheco railroad, 22 miles N. E. from Concord. Pop., 1795.

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  • 1895 - Alton / Alton Corner
    Alton, or Alton Corner, a post-village of Belknap co., N.H., in Alton township, on the Boston & Maine Rail road, 27 miles N.W. of Dover. It has 2...Read MORE...


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    Broadway. The Camp Grounds.
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    "Mt Washington" Leaving Wharf
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    Alton Bay, N.H. Ministers and Wives, Camp Ground (1914)
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  • News 1930 - THREATENING FIRE AT ALTON BAY
    Departments Of Four Cities And Towns Called To Fight Blaze

    Alton, March 3. - The Bayview Pavilion, a dance hall overlooking Alton Bay, a mile from ...Read MORE...




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  • 1854 - Alton / Alton Bay
    Alton, a post-township of Belknap county, New Hampshire, on the Cocheco railroad, 22 miles N. E. from Concord. Pop., 1795.

    Alton Bay, a... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Alton / Alton Corner
    Alton, or Alton Corner, a post-village of Belknap co., N.H., in Alton township, on the Boston & Maine Rail road, 27 miles N.W. of Dover. It has 2... Read MORE...

  • News  1930 - THREATENING FIRE AT ALTON BAY
    Departments Of Four Cities And Towns Called To Fight Blaze

    Alton, March 3. - The Bayview Pavilion, a dance hall overlooking Alton Bay, a mile from ... Read MORE...

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