Place:Sharon, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

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NameSharon
Alt namesPeterborough Slipsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates42.8°N 71.9°W
Located inHillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sharon is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 352 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Sharon Arts School of Art and Craft, part of the Sharon Arts Center.

History

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It was first settled in 1738 as part of Peterborough Slip, an area which until 1768 included Temple. In 1777, it petitioned to become part of Peterborough, but was denied. It was called Sliptown until 1791, when it was incorporated as Sharon. It took its name from Sharon, Connecticut, from which many settlers originated.

The topography is uneven and, in parts, mountainous. In 1823, the population was 400. By 1859, when the population was 229, the town had three sawmills. The principal occupation, however, was farming.

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