Place:Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

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NameCroydon
TypeTown
Coordinates43.45°N 72.15°W
Located inSullivan, New Hampshire, United States
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Croydon is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 764 at the 2010 census.

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Incorporated in 1763, the town takes its name from Croydon, a suburb of London, England..

Croydon was home to Ruel Durkee, a powerful 19th century political boss in the state. The town of "Coniston" in the best-selling novel of 1906 is based on Croydon, and Durkee was portrayed as "Jethro Bass". The local "Coniston General Store" is named after the novel.

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