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Franklin, New Hampshire, USA - Birthplace of Daniel Webster, Built 1780, Franklin, N.H.

Franklin, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

Daniel Webster was a politician and statesman, born at Franklin in 1782. He was known in his day as a mighty orator, a reputation preserved in the Stephen Vincent Benet story The Devil and Daniel Webster, in which he beats the original lawyer, Lucifer, in a contract case over a man's soul.


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Birthplace of Daniel Webster, Built 1780, Franklin, N.H.
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1782 - Daniel Webster was a politician and statesman, born at Franklin in 1782.
He was known in his day as a mighty orator, a reputation preserved in the Stephen Vincent Benet story The Devil and Daniel Webster, in which he beats the original lawyer, Lucifer, in a contract case over a man's soul.
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1839 - Franklin
Franklin, New Hampshire
Merrimack county. This town was incorporated in 1828, from parts of the towns of Salisbury, Andover, Sanbornton, and Northfield: is 18 miles from Concord, 63 from Portsmouth, and 78 from Boston. Franklin is a place of considerable and increasing business; has a cotton factory, two paper mills, an iron foundry, and other manufacturing establishments. The junction of the Winnepisiogee and Pemigewasset rivers, in this town, form the noble Merrimack, creating on both streams an extensive and valuable water power. It is probable that within a few years the river will be rendered navigable by means of locks and canals, as far up as Franklin, in which event it would become one of the most flourishing interior towns in New Hampshire. Population, in 1830, 1,370.
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
1859
FRANKLIN, a township of Merrimac co., in the state of New Hampshire, 18 m. NNW of Concord, watered by the Merrimac and its head-streams the Peniegewasset and Winnipisiogee rivers. Pop. 1,280.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Franklin
Franklin, a post-village of Merrimack co., N.H., in Franklin township, on the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Winnepesaukee, and on the Northern Railroad, at the junction of the Bristol Branch, 19 miles N.N.W. of Concord. It has a savings-bank, 5 churches, a newspaper office, a paper-mill, and (with FRANKLIN FALLs) several woollen-mills, which make flannel and hosiery. Pop. of the township in 1890, 4085.
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
1916
Franklin, a city of Merrimack co., N.H., on the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Winnepesaukee, and on the Boston and Maine R., 19 miles NNW. of Concord. It has manufactures of needles, brushes, crutches, etc Franklin, at that time known as Salisbury, was the birthplace of Daniel Webster. Pop. in 1900, 5846. The banking point is Franklin Falls.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Franklin and its surrounding areas:
Franklin Falls Dam: Located on the Pemigewasset River, this dam is a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, hiking, and birdwatching. There are several trails that offer scenic views of the dam and the surrounding wilderness.

Webster Lake: Enjoy a day of boating, swimming, or fishing on Webster Lake. The lake is known for its crystal-clear waters and is perfect for water sports and relaxation.

Pemigewasset River Park: This lovely park along the river features walking trails, picnic areas, and a playground for children. It's a great place for a family outing or a leisurely stroll.

Franklin Opera House: This historic theater hosts a variety of performances, including plays, concerts, and community events. Check the schedule for upcoming shows and enjoy a night of entertainment.

Golick's Dairy Bar: For a taste of nostalgia, visit Golick's Dairy Bar, a local ice cream shop with a charming retro vibe. They serve delicious ice cream, burgers, and other classic diner... Read MORE...

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