Place:Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

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NameCanterbury
TypeTown
Coordinates43.333°N 71.55°W
Located inMerrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Zion's Hill Cemetery
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Canterbury is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,352 at the 2010 census.

History

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First granted by Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth in 1727, the town was named for William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury. It was originally a militia timber fort and trading post of Capt. Jeremiah Clough located on a hill near Canterbury Center, where the Pennacook Indians came to trade. The town would be incorporated in 1741. There were several garrison houses or stockades in the area as late as 1758.

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