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Barnstead, New Hampshire, USA - Post Office and Village Stores, So. Barnstead, N.H., 1905

Barnstead, Belknap, NH

"Barnstead was incorporated in 1727 and was named for Barnstable on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Hempstead on Long Island, New York, where its original settlers had emigrated from." barnstead.org

Center Barnstead is an unincorporated community in the town of Barnstead.



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Post Office and Village Stores, So. Barnstead, N.H., 1905
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Post Office and Village Stores, So. Barnstead, N.H., 1905
B. & M. Station, Center Barnstead, N.H.
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B. & M. Station, Center Barnstead, N.H.
High Street, Center Barnstead, N.H., 1907
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High Street, Center Barnstead, N.H., 1907
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Oscar Foss Memorial, Center Barnstead, N.H.
H. A. Shackford's Store and Cart, Center Barnstead, N.H.
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H. A. Shackford's Store and Cart, Center Barnstead, N.H.
Suncook River from Bunker's Landing,  Barnstead, N.H.
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Suncook River from Bunker's Landing, Barnstead, N.H.
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Hotel Brunswick, Center Barnstead, N.H.
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The town of Barnstead was granted by Governor William Dummer on 20 May 1727 to the Reverend Joseph Adams and others.

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1767 - Barnstead incorporated

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1839 - Barnstead
Barnstead, New Hampshire
Strafford county. This town lies 26 miles W. by N. from Dover, 36 N.W. from Portsmouth, and 20 N.E. from Concord. Incorporated 1767. Population, 1830, 2,047. Barnstead is not mountainous, but has large swells of land, good for grazing. About 2,500 sheep are kept here. The soil is easy and productive. There are several ponds in this town—the largest are the two Suncook ponds, which lie near each other, Brindle pond, and Half-moon pond, on Alton line. These waters are stocked with fish, and are discharged into the Suncook. Barnstead was granted May 20, 1727, to the Rev. Joseph Adams and others. Settlements commenced in 1767.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1895 - Barnstead
Barn'stead, a post-township of Belknap co., N.H., about 16 miles E.N.E. of Concord. It is drained by the Suncook River. Pop. in 1880, 1296; in 1890, 1264.
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
2023 - Here are some of the best places to go and things to do in Barnstead, New Hampshire:
1. Sunset Lake: This lovely lake is one of the main attractions in Barnstead. It's perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking, or simply relaxing by the water's edge. The lake is surrounded by forested hills, creating a serene setting for outdoor enthusiasts.

2. Locke Lake: Another great spot for water activities, Locke Lake offers a sandy beach and a boat launch area. It's an ideal place for families to enjoy a day in the sun, with picnic areas and a playground for the kids.

3. Hiking: Barnstead is situated in a region with plenty of hiking opportunities. Take a hike in the nearby forests and enjoy the beauty of the New Hampshire wilderness. Popular trails include the Barnstead Town Forest Trail and the Barnstead Parade Trail.

4. Barnstead Parade: This is the historic center of town and a must-visit for history buffs. The Barnstead Parade features charming colonial-era buildings and a classic New England atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the architecture.

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