A Brief History of Goffstown, New Hampshire
This town, as part of Massachusetts, used the names Narragansett Number 4, Piscataquog Village, and Shovestown before installation of the NH provincial government.. Goffstown was incorporated June 17, 1761. It includes the villages of Grasmere, Goffstown Village, and Pinardville. The town is named after Colonel John Goffe, an early settler, soldier, and civic leader. The town of Goffstown is 37 miles square, and is located in Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.The first settlement was on the north bank of the Piscataquog River in what is now Grasmere Village.
Links to more History:
- Description of Town of Goffstown, brief history and photographs – Official Town of Goffstown web site
- History of the Bicentennial Quilt (of the Goffstown Historical Society) – TXT file
- John Stark Scenic Byway (including a great tour of Goffstown NH)
- Brief History of Early Goffstown
- Article: The “Pine Tree Riot” – from NHPTV
- History of Pindardville Web Site
- The Dodge Family Association – includes information about the Dodge family of Goffstown.
- History & Genealogy of Goffstown NH at Searchroots
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