Place:Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

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NamePlaistow
TypeTown
Coordinates42.833°N 71.083°W
Located inRockingham, New Hampshire, United States
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Plaistow is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,609 at the 2010 census. The traditional pronunciation of the town name is , but the pronunciation is more common today.

History

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Plaistow was officially established as a town in 1749 after the 1739 resolution of a long-running boundary dispute between the Province of Massachusetts Bay and the Province of New Hampshire. It is the only town outside the United Kingdom with the name Plaistow. In 1776 the western part of Plaistow became a separate town, Atkinson.

The present town hall was built in 1895. Each year, the town celebrates "Old Home Day", with a parade, fireworks, and carnival-type atmosphere on the Town Hall Lawn to celebrate the town's anniversary.

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