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History of Antrim, New Hampshire, USA

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Antrim, New Hampshire, USA

Antrim, Hillsborough, NH

Around 1600, some English investors had extra money so they bought land in Ireland. Scottish Presbyterians moved to Ireland and leased the English-owned lands. Land rents went up so the Scottish people had to move. In 1718, many migrated to Boston, Massachusetts. A large group went up the Merrimack River to Londonderry, which at the time was called Nutfield. Nutfield became heavily populated so people left to settle new areas. James Aiken was the second settler in Antrim in 1766. The Scotch-Irish, who came mainly for more farmland, populated most of Antrim and the other towns nearby. There are still some Scotch-Irish descendants living here in Antrim.

There were four villages spread over town: Clinton in the southwest, North Branch, Antrim Canter and South Village...

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  • 1741 - Antrim settled

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1777 - Antrim incorporated as a town

    www.wikipedia.org

  • May 19, 1780 - "Dark Day" in Antrim
    "For several days previous the air was full of smoky vapors, as if fires had been burning in the woods, the sun and moon appearing red and somewhat...Read MORE...


  • 1785 - Meeting house was built in Antrim.
    The building was raised June 28, 1785. The first town meeting held in the meeting-house was Sept. 15, 1785, though it was only a frame partly...Read MORE...


  • 1794 - Terrible frost in Antrim
    "1794 May 18th' A Remarkable Hard frost on Saturday the 17' wass a very heavy gale of wind, from the norwest, and extreme Cold. On the morning of the ...Read MORE...


  • Antrim - The year 1800 is memorable for the terrible scourge of dysentery that swept a great number of children into the grave.

    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880

  • 1804 - Antrim - October snowstorm
    "A remarkable snow-storm came Oct. 7, 1804, covering the ground, in this town, more than a foot deep with snow."
    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880

  • 1812 - Spotted fever came to Antrim
    "There were two hundred cases and forty deaths, in two months."
    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880

  • 1816 - Antrim "Poverty Year" or "Mackerel Year"
    "The year 1816 used to be called by old people " Poverty Year," and sometimes " Mackerel Year." It was a cold, frosty season so that corn would not...Read MORE...


  • 1826 - "Grasshopper Year" in Antrim
    "The year 1826 is spoken of by the old people as "Grasshopper Year." The summer was one of great and long-continued drought, and by August the...Read MORE...


  • "Oct. 25, 1827, seventeen persons in the east part of the town (of Antrim) were formed into a Congregational church."

    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880

  • 1830 - Antrim - Industry first arrived about 1830 in the villages of Clinton and North Branch. More than 20 mills lined Great Brook from Gregg Lake to the Contoocook River taking advantage of the water created by the large drop in elevation.

    http://www.antrimnh.org/

  • 1854 - Antrim
    Antrim, a post-township of Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, 25 miles S. W. from Concord, on the E. side of Contoocook river. Land hilly and...Read MORE...


  • 1860 - Antrim - Cattle Disease
    "In the year 1860, the famous cattle-disease broke out, called pleuro-pneumonia."
    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880

  • JUNE 27, 1877 - Antrim held a huge Centennial Celebration

    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880

  • Antrim, New Hampshire, USA
    Old Fellows Block and Main St.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Antrim
    Antrim, a post-township of Hillsborough co., N.H., on the Contoocook River, about 27 miles W.S.W. of Concord. It has 3 churches and manufactures of...Read MORE...


  • Antrim, New Hampshire, USA
    West Street
    Postcard
  • Antrim, New Hampshire, USA
    Railroad Depot
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  • Antrim, New Hampshire, USA
    Maplehurst Inn
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  • Antrim, New Hampshire, USA
    Gregg Lake
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Maplehurst Inn
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Gregg Lake
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  • 1741 - Antrim settled

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1777 - Antrim incorporated as a town

    www.wikipedia.org
  • May 19, 1780 - "Dark Day" in Antrim
    "For several days previous the air was full of smoky vapors, as if fires had been burning in the woods, the sun and moon appearing red and somewhat... Read MORE...

  • 1785 - Meeting house was built in Antrim.
    The building was raised June 28, 1785. The first town meeting held in the meeting-house was Sept. 15, 1785, though it was only a frame partly... Read MORE...

  • 1794 - Terrible frost in Antrim
    "1794 May 18th' A Remarkable Hard frost on Saturday the 17' wass a very heavy gale of wind, from the norwest, and extreme Cold. On the morning of the ... Read MORE...

  • Antrim - The year 1800 is memorable for the terrible scourge of dysentery that swept a great number of children into the grave.

    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880
  • 1804 - Antrim - October snowstorm
    "A remarkable snow-storm came Oct. 7, 1804, covering the ground, in this town, more than a foot deep with snow."
    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880
  • 1812 - Spotted fever came to Antrim
    "There were two hundred cases and forty deaths, in two months."
    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880
  • 1816 - Antrim "Poverty Year" or "Mackerel Year"
    "The year 1816 used to be called by old people " Poverty Year," and sometimes " Mackerel Year." It was a cold, frosty season so that corn would not... Read MORE...

  • 1826 - "Grasshopper Year" in Antrim
    "The year 1826 is spoken of by the old people as "Grasshopper Year." The summer was one of great and long-continued drought, and by August the... Read MORE...

  • "Oct. 25, 1827, seventeen persons in the east part of the town (of Antrim) were formed into a Congregational church."

    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880
  • 1830 - Antrim - Industry first arrived about 1830 in the villages of Clinton and North Branch. More than 20 mills lined Great Brook from Gregg Lake to the Contoocook River taking advantage of the water created by the large drop in elevation.

    http://www.antrimnh.org/
  • 1854 - Antrim
    Antrim, a post-township of Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, 25 miles S. W. from Concord, on the E. side of Contoocook river. Land hilly and... Read MORE...

  • 1860 - Antrim - Cattle Disease
    "In the year 1860, the famous cattle-disease broke out, called pleuro-pneumonia."
    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880
  • JUNE 27, 1877 - Antrim held a huge Centennial Celebration

    History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire... by W. R. Cochrane, 1880
  • 1895 - Antrim
    Antrim, a post-township of Hillsborough co., N.H., on the Contoocook River, about 27 miles W.S.W. of Concord. It has 3 churches and manufactures of... Read MORE...

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