Historic Map - Franklin, NH - 1884

View of Franklin, Merrimack County, N.H., 1884 / drawn & published by H. Wellge.

This bird’s-eye view print of Franklin, New Hampshire was drawn and published by Henry Wellge, Norris & Wellge in 1884. Franklin was settled in the 1760's at the headwaters of the Merrimack River. The Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers meet at that location to form the Merrimack.

Waterfalls along the rivers enabled Franklin to develop into a major mill town in the 1800's. The Winnipiseogee Paper Mill was built in the 1850's near the upper dam. Franklin Woolen Mills were erected in the 1860's along with the mills of A. W. Sulloway. In the 1870's, both mills converted to the manufacture of hosiery. Mr. Sulloway’s mill was producing three hundred dozens of men’s and boy’s socks per day, in the 1880's, employing around 100 workers.

The map includes labeled roads, buildings, waterways and railroad route. Featured is an inset illustration of Franklin Falls in 1856.

Features references to the following locations:

Congregational Church.
Christian Church.
Unitarian Church.
First Baptist Church.
Free Will Baptist Church.
Methodist Church.
St. Lambert’s Catholic Church.
High & Graded Schools.
Post Offices.
Depot, Lowell R. R.
Burleigh Hall & Block.
Merrimack Hall & Block.
Young’s Hotel.
Webster House.
Franklin House.
Winnepesaukee House.
The Merrimack Journal.
The Franklin Transcript.
Franklin National and Savings Bank.
Skating Rink.
Belknap Mountains.
Winnipiseogee Paper Co. Office.
Paper Mill No. 1.
Paper Mill No. 2.
Pulp Mill No. 1.
Pulp Mill No. 2.
Paper Co’s Proposed Dam.
Franklin Falls Pulp Co.
Aiken’s Mills, Hosiery, Walter Aiken, Proprietor.
Knitting Machine Shop, Walter Aiken, Proprietor.
The Franklin Mills, J. J. Wrisley, Agent.
Sulloway’s Mills, Hosiery, A. W. Sulloway, Proprietor.
Clark & Haynes, Machine Shop.
G. W. Griffin & Co. Saw Manufactory.
Sleeper Bros., Sash, Door & Blinds.
C. L. Hunt, Photographer.
Phelps & Foskett, Grist Mill.
T. O. Calley, Job Printer.
Bushey & Eastman, Carriage Shop.
Franklin Needle Works, Knitting Needles.
Machine Shop, Cate & Ryan.
Tannery, Thos. McConnell.
Foundry, Edw. P. Taylor.
R. E. Bean & Co., Mfrs. “Ready Binders”.
J. Johnson & Son, Grist Mill.
David E. Brown, Saw Mill.
Judkins Bros., Pattern and Job Shop.
J. W. B. Clement, Carriage Shop.
Kemple & Schnyer, Job Dye House.
Cummings Bros., Marble Shop.
P. Dana, Granite Shop.
Buell Block.
Ripley Block.
Bailey Block.
Pike’s Block.
Gerrish Block.
Kendrick Block.
Historic Map – Franklin, NH - 1884

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