Place:Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

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NameFrancestown
TypeTown
Coordinates42.983°N 71.8°W
Located inHillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
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Francestown is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,562 at the 2010 census.

History

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Incorporated in 1772, Francestown takes its name from Frances Deering Wentworth, the wife of colonial governor John Wentworth. There were 928 residents when the first census was taken in 1790. For some time the town used its location on the only route between Boston and Vermont, the Second New Hampshire Turnpike, to collect a toll of one cent per mile from coaches and wagons. High-quality soapstone was mined in Francestown until the 1890s.

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