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Franklin, New Hampshire, USA

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Where is Franklin, New Hampshire, USA? 

Franklin, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
Situated at the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers that form the Merrimack River, the town was settled by Anglo-European colonists in 1764 and originally known as Pemigewasset Village. It was taken from portions of Salisbury, Andover, Sanbornton and Northfield. The name Franklin was adopted in 1820 in honor of statesman and founding father Benjamin Franklin. Water power from the falls helped it develop as a mill town. It would incorporate as a town in 1828, and then as a city in 1895...wikipedia


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Franklin, New Hampshire, USA - Central Street
Franklin, New Hampshire, USA

Central Street
Franklin, New Hampshire, USA - Aiken Point, Webster Lake, Franklin, N.H.
Franklin, New Hampshire, USA

Aiken Point, Webster Lake, Franklin, N.H.
Franklin, New Hampshire, USA - Library, Opera House and Post Office
Franklin, New Hampshire, USA

Library, Opera House and Post Office

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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...Read MORE...

1859
FRANKLIN, a township of Merrimac co., in the state of New Hampshire, 18 m. NNW of Concord, watered...Read MORE...

1916
Franklin, a city of Merrimack co., N.H., on the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Winnepesaukee,...Read MORE...


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