Place:Chatham, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

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NameChatham
TypeTown
Coordinates44.15°N 71°W
Located inCarroll, New Hampshire, United States
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Chatham is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 337 at the 2010 census. It is located in the White Mountains, and except for the southeast corner, all of Chatham is in the White Mountain National Forest. The town is home to the Cold River national forest campgrounds.

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Chatham was granted to Peter Livins and others, 7 February 1767,[1] by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. The town was named in honor of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham and Prime Minister of Great Britain who had recently led Britain to victory in the Seven Years War. Chatham was regranted in 1770 by his nephew, Governor John Wentworth, to a group including Samuel Langdon, president of Harvard College and creator of the "Blanchard Map" of the North Country. Part of Conway was annexed in 1829.

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