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The town was first granted in 1736 by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts as "Number 3", third in a line of Connecticut River fort towns. It was settled as early as 1736, and called "Great Falls" or "Lunenburg". Colonel Benjamin Bellows, for whom Bellows Falls, Vermont, is named, built a large fort here for defense against Indian attack. After the border between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed (with Number 3 on the New Hampshire side of the line), the town was regranted by Governor Benning Wentworth as "Bellowstown", after its founder. It was incorporated in 1756. The grant was renewed in 1761, when the town was renamed "Walpole", in honor of Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, and first Prime Minister of Great Britain.

The town of Walpole includes the villages of North Walpole and Drewsville.

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  • 1854 - Walpole
    New Hampshire, on the E. Bide of Connecticut river, 44 miles W. S. W. from Concord. The Cheshire railroad runs along the Connecticut, having a...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Walpole
    Walpole, a post-village and summer resort in Walpole township, Cheshire co., N.H., on the Connecticut River, 4 miles below Bellows Falls, and on the...Read MORE...




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  • 1854 - Walpole
    New Hampshire, on the E. Bide of Connecticut river, 44 miles W. S. W. from Concord. The Cheshire railroad runs along the Connecticut, having a... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Walpole
    Walpole, a post-village and summer resort in Walpole township, Cheshire co., N.H., on the Connecticut River, 4 miles below Bellows Falls, and on the... Read MORE...

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