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Pittsfield, New Hampshire, USA - Main Street, Pittsfield, N.H.

Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

Strange but true: In July 2001, Pittsfield
claimed the Guinness World Record as the place where the most people wore Groucho Marx glasses at the same time.




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Main Street, Pittsfield, N.H.
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Main Street East from Elm Street
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Main Street East from Elm Street
Josiah Carpenter Library, 1904
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Pittsfield Mills Dam, Pittsfield, N.H.(1905)
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Pittsfield Mills Dam, Pittsfield, N.H.(1905)
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Grammar School
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Mayett Hotel, Pittsfield, N.H.
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Rest House and Tennis Court, Drake Athletic Field, 1915
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Rest House and Tennis Court, Drake Athletic Field, 1915
Upper City Road, Suncook River, Pittsfield, N.H.
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1768 - Pittsfield, New Hampshire settled
The town was settled in 1768 by several families originally from Hampton.
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1839 - Pittsfield
Pittsfield, New Hampshire
Merrimack county. The surface of Pittsfield is pleasantly varied, with a good soil. Suncook river passes through the town, affording good mill privileges. Catamount mountain stretches across the S.W. part of the town, from the summit of which delightful views are obtained. There are a number of ponds in the town; west of which the magnetic-needle varies materially. Berry's pond is on the mountain:—it is half a mile in length, and is supplied by mountain springs. There is a neat and flourishing village in Pittsfield, a large cotton mill, a scythe factory, and an academy.

This town was first settled in 1784. Population, 1830, 1,271. It is 16 miles N.E. from Concord.
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
1857 - Fire
FIRE IN PITTSFIELD. - Early on Friday morning, the dwelling houses and outbuildings of James M. Blake and Levi Tilton, in Pittsfield village, were destroyed by fire. Most of their contents were saved. Mr. Blake was insured for $1000; his loss was much more. Mr. Tilton was not insured at all. The fire is suppose to have been the diabolical work of an incendiary.
New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette
Concord, New Hampshire
September 16, 1857
1880 - Tornado
PITTSFIELD, N. H., June 14 - A whirlwind, last night in Barnstead and Gilmanton, destroyed about a dozen barns, unroofed many more, and also was moved several feet. A lot of timber was blown down.
The New York Times
New York, New York
June 15, 1880
1895 - Pittsfield
Pittsfield, a post-village in Pittsfield township, Merrimack co., N.H., on the Suncook River, 15 miles E.N.E. of Concord. It contains 5 churches, a national bank, a savings-bank, a newspaper office, an academy, and manufactures of cotton goods and of boots and shoes. It is the northern terminus of the Suncook Valley Railroad, 20 miles N.N.E. of Hookset. Pop. in 1890, 2605.
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 - Globe Manufacturing started making protective clothing for firefighters in PIttsfield, NH

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1906
Pittsfield, a banking post-village and summer-resort in Pittsfield township (town), Merrimack co., N.H. on the Suncook River, 15 miles ENE. of Concord, on the Boston and Maine R. It manufactures cotton goods and boots and shoes. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2129.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Pittsfield, New Hampshire:
Explore the Town Center: Start your visit by taking a stroll through Pittsfield's quaint town center. You'll find historic buildings, local shops, and a welcoming atmosphere. Don't miss the iconic Pittsfield Town Clock, a local landmark.

Pittsfield Balloon Festival: If your visit coincides with the Pittsfield Balloon Festival, you're in for a treat. This annual event features hot air balloon rides, live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities. It's a perfect way to experience the town's vibrant community spirit.

Berry Picking at Berrybogg Farm: Depending on the season, you can enjoy berry picking at Berrybogg Farm. It's a great activity for families, and you'll get to savor fresh berries while surrounded by picturesque New Hampshire scenery.

Hiking and Nature Trails: Pittsfield is surrounded by natural beauty, making it an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Check out hiking and nature trails like the Pittsfield Town Forest Trails and Carpenter Trail,... Read MORE...

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