Place:Auburn, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

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NameAuburn
TypeTown
Coordinates43.0°N 71.333°W
Located inRockingham, New Hampshire, United States
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Auburn is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,953 at the 2010 census. The town was ranked number one of "New Hampshire's Most Beautiful Towns" in July 2010 by WMUR News 9. It was also ranked #18 in The New York Times' "Top 200 Towns to Raise a Family".

History

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Auburn was originally settled by Native Americans in 1624. It was a fishing settlement called by Native Americans "Massabesic" (the current name of the town's largest lake). British settlers arrived in the area in 1720 and made peace with the Native Americans until the French and Indian War. The Massabesic settlement was destroyed, and the nearby town of Chester claimed the land. It was known as Chester Woods, Chester West Parish, Long Meadow,[1] and then Auburn. Auburn became an independent town on June 25, 1845, with a population of 1,200 people. As with Auburn, Maine, Auburn, Massachusetts and Auburn, New York, the name is from Oliver Goldsmith's popular 18th-century poem, "The Deserted Village", which begins:

Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain,
Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain
Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed

Auburn was served by the Concord and Portsmouth Railroad.[1]

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