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New Ipswich, New Hampshire, USA - Appleton Inn

New Ipswich is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.

New Ipswich, situated on the Massachusetts border, includes the villages of Bank, Davis, Gibson Four Corners, Highbridge, New Ipswich Center, Smithville, and Wilder.

New Ipswich was granted in 1735 to 60 inhabitants of Ipswich, Massachusetts, from whence the name is derived, by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher and the General Court (Assembly) of Massachusetts. Settlement began in 1738, when Abijah Foster arrived with his wife and infant daughter. In 1762, Governor Benning Wentworth incorporated the town as "Ipswich", and then in 1766 as "New Ipswich".


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New Ipswich was granted in 1735 to 60 inhabitants of Ipswich, Massachusetts, from whence the name is derived, by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher and the General Court (Assembly) of Massachusetts.

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Settlement of New Ipswich began in 1738, when Abijah Foster arrived with his wife and infant daughter.

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In 1762, Governor Benning Wentworth incorporated the town as "Ipswich", and then in 1766 as "New Ipswich".

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New Ipswich Academy, later renamed Appleton Academy after benefactor Samuel Appleton, was chartered in 1789

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In 1801, the first woolen mill in the state was established at New Ipswich

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1804 - First cotton mill established at New Ipswich

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1839 - New Ipswich
New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Hillsborough county. This town is 50 miles S.S.W. from Concord, 70 W.S.W. from Portsmouth, and 50 N.W. by W. from Boston. The town is watered by many rivulets, but principally by the Souhegan river, which is formed by the junction of two streams; the W. issuing from a small pond on the Pasture mountain, so called; the S. from two ponds in Ashburnham, Mass., near the base of Watatick hill. Over this river is a stone bridge, built in 1817. It is 156 feet long, 22 feet wide and 42 feet high, resting on a single arch of split stone; cost, $3,500. The first cotton factory in the state was built in this town, in 1803. There are now 4 cotton factories, and in other respects New Ipswich has become an important manufacturing town.—Pratt's and Hoar's ponds contain about 50 acres each. Here is fine pasture land, and under cultivation, Indian corn, rye, oats, barley, potatoes, beans, turnips, &c., are produced in abundance.

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1895 - New Ipswich
New Ips'wich, a post-village in New Ipswich town ship, Hillsborough co., N.H., 3 miles from Greenville Station, and about 20 miles W. of Nashua. It has 3 churches, an academy, a money-order post-office, a savings bank, and manufactures of machinery, chairs, cigars, &c. Pop, of the township, 1380.
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
1968 - New Ipswich - Appleton Academy closed in 1968

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2023 - Whether you're a resident or a visitor, here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around New Ipswich:
Wapack National Wildlife Refuge: Explore the natural beauty of the Wapack Range, which includes the Wapack Trail, a popular hiking destination. It offers various trails for all skill levels and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

Willard Pond: This tranquil pond is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or just enjoying a leisurely picnic by the water. Birdwatchers will love the diverse range of species that call this area home.

Cheshire Rail Trail: If you're a fan of biking or walking, the Cheshire Rail Trail offers a scenic route through New Ipswich and beyond. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the area's natural beauty.

Smithville Reservoir: This serene reservoir is excellent for fishing, with plenty of opportunities to catch bass and other freshwater fish. It's also a lovely spot for a peaceful day of paddling.

New Ipswich Farmer's Market: If you're in town during the summer months, be sure to check out the farmer's market. You can pick up fresh... Read MORE...

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