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Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA

Somersworth, originally called "Sligo" after Sligo in Ireland, was settled before 1700 as a part of Dover. It was organized in 1729 as the parish of "Summersworth", meaning "summer town", because during that season the ministers would preach here. It was set off and incorporated in 1754 by colonial governor Benning Wentworth, and until 1849 included Rollinsford. A clerical error at incorporation contracted the name to "Somersworth". It would be incorporated as a city in 1893, before which it was also known as "Great Falls".

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  • Somersworth was organized in 1729 as the parish of "Summersworth", meaning "summer town", because during that season the ministers would preach here.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Somersworth was set off and incorporated in 1754 by colonial governor Benning Wentworth
    A clerical error at incorporation contracted the name to "Somersworth" instead of "Summersworth".
    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1822, the brothers Isaac and Jacob Wendell of Boston purchased for $5,000 a gristmill in Somersworth with its water rights at the Great Falls.
    They established the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, a textile business that expanded to include three mills for spinning thread and weaving...Read MORE...


  • Somersworth's first high school opened in 1850 and was located at 17 Grand Street.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Somersworth
    Somersworth, a township in Strafford co., New Hampshire, bounded on the E. by Salmon Falls river, 30 miles E. S. E. from Con cord. It contains the...Read MORE...


  • Somersworth was incorporated as a city in 1893

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA
    View of Market Street
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  • Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA
    St Martin's Church
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  • Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA
    Pumping Station
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  • Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA
    No. 1 Mill
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  • News 1930 - CHILD KILLED BY CANNON.
    Somersworth, July 7 - The explosion of a universal joint in the drive-shaft of an automobile, which was being used as a cannon for celebrating the...Read MORE...




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View of Market Street
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St Martin's Church
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Pumping Station
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No. 1 Mill
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  • Somersworth was organized in 1729 as the parish of "Summersworth", meaning "summer town", because during that season the ministers would preach here.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Somersworth was set off and incorporated in 1754 by colonial governor Benning Wentworth
    A clerical error at incorporation contracted the name to "Somersworth" instead of "Summersworth".
    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1822, the brothers Isaac and Jacob Wendell of Boston purchased for $5,000 a gristmill in Somersworth with its water rights at the Great Falls.
    They established the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, a textile business that expanded to include three mills for spinning thread and weaving... Read MORE...

  • Somersworth's first high school opened in 1850 and was located at 17 Grand Street.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Somersworth
    Somersworth, a township in Strafford co., New Hampshire, bounded on the E. by Salmon Falls river, 30 miles E. S. E. from Con cord. It contains the... Read MORE...

  • Somersworth was incorporated as a city in 1893

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1930 - CHILD KILLED BY CANNON.
    Somersworth, July 7 - The explosion of a universal joint in the drive-shaft of an automobile, which was being used as a cannon for celebrating the... Read MORE...

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