Place:Danbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

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NameDanbury
TypeTown
Coordinates43.517°N 71.85°W
Located inMerrimack, New Hampshire, United States
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Danbury is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,164 at the 2010 census.

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It was first settled about 1771 as a part of Alexandria, but mountainous terrain separated it from the rest of the town. In 1795, it was set off and incorporated, the name suggested by a settler from Danbury, Connecticut. The town later grew by adding land from Wilmot and Hill. Farmers found the surface mostly hilly, but with some good intervales suitable for agriculture. Raising cattle and sheep became the principal occupation. By 1859, when the population was 934, it had seven sawmills, two shingle, lath and clapboard mills, and one tannery.

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