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Governor Benning Wentworth granted a charter in 1763 under the name of Concord, opening the township which became Lisbon. No settlement was made under that charter, and in 1768 another was made under the name of Gunthwaite. At town meeting in 1824 is was voted to name the town Lisbon after Lisbon, Portugal.

Samuel Martin was the first white man known to travel through the unbroken wilderness which became Lisbon. The year was 1749. He came with his young son on a hunting trip and remembered the area...

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Samuel Martin was the first white man known to travel through the unbroken wilderness which became Lisbon. The year was 1749.

http://www.lisbonnh.org/about-lisbon-nh/
Governor Benning Wentworth granted a charter in 1763 under the name of Concord, opening the township which became Lisbon.
No settlement was made under that charter, and in 1768 another was made under the name of Gunthwaite
http://www.lisbonnh.org/about-lisbon-nh/
1768 - Lisbon - When settlement was made in Gunthwaite in 1768, Samuel Martin came with his family and built a log cabin near Henry Pond.

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Samuel Young came to Lisbon in 1775 from Massachusetts and built a log cabin

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At town meeting in 1824 is was voted to name the town Lisbon after Lisbon, Portugal.

http://www.lisbonnh.org/about-lisbon-nh/
1839 - Lisbon
Lisbon, New Hampshire
Grafton county. It is 20 miles N.E. from Haverhill and 90 from Concord. It is watered by Amonoosuck river, running through the whole extent of the town, and by several smaller streams. There are several ponds, the most noted of which is called Mink pond, lying in the S. part of the town, affording mill seats at its outlet. The soil admits of three divisions; the meadows or intervales on Amonoosuck river, which are generally very productive; the plain land, of a light, thin soil, requiring considerable manure to make it productive; and the uplands, of a strong deep soil, which afford many good farms. Blueberry mountain is the principal elevation. Large quantities of iron ore and limestone are found here. Maple sugar is manufactured and clover seed is raised in considerable quantities. This town was called Concord until 1824. Population, 1830, 1,485.
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 - Lisbon
Lisbon, a post-village of Grafton co, N.H., in Lisbon township, on the Mink River, and on the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad, 103 miles N. by W. of Concord. It has a money-order post-office, several churches, a grist-mill, and manufactures of bobbins, carriages, shoe-pegs, boxes, and excelsior. Pop. about 900; of the township, 1844.
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
1901 - FIRE NEARLY DESTROYS A TOWN.
Lisbon, N. H., Nov. 4. - Starting in the peg mill of JAMES G. MOORE, Sunday morning, fire destroyed a large part of the business section of this town. The burned buildings include BRIGHAM'S Hotel, the bank building, COGSWELL & OLIVER'S store, a block owned by MRS. CHARLES PARKER and the store of the FRED PARKER company.

The loss will amount to fully $100,000.
Tyrone Daily Herald
Pennsylvania
November 4, 1901
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Lisbon, New Hampshire:
1. Franconia Notch State Park: Located just a short drive from Lisbon, Franconia Notch State Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Explore the stunning Flume Gorge, hike the trails, or take a scenic drive through the park to witness breathtaking mountain views and waterfalls.

2. Cannon Mountain: If you're into skiing or snowboarding, Cannon Mountain is the place to go during the winter months. In the summer, you can take a ride on the aerial tramway for panoramic views of the White Mountains.

3. Lisbon Historical Society: Learn about the town's rich history at the Lisbon Historical Society. They have a museum that showcases artifacts and exhibits related to the area's past. It's a great way to gain insight into the community's heritage.

4. Ammonoosuc Rail Trail: Enjoy a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail, which follows the path of a historic railroad. The trail offers scenic views and is a peaceful way to spend a few hours... Read MORE...

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