Place:Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

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NameRichmond
TypeTown
Coordinates42.75°N 72.267°W
Located inCheshire, New Hampshire, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Society of Friends Cemetery
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Richmond is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,155 at the 2010 census.

History

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The town was first chartered in 1735 by Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts. Granted to soldiers returning from the war in Canada, it was named Sylvester-Canada in honor of Captain Joseph Sylvester of Scituate, Massachusetts, who was killed in 1690 during an attempt to capture Quebec. After the border between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed, the town fell on the New Hampshire side of the line. It was incorporated in 1752 as Richmond by Governor Benning Wentworth. He named it after Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, a staunch advocate of colonial independence. It was settled about 1757 by emigrants from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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