Historic Map - Hillsborough, NH - 1884

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

This bird’s-eye view print of Hillsborough, New Hampshire was drawn and published by Henry Wellge, Norris & Wellge in 1884. Hillsborough was settled in the 1700's along the Contoocook River. Early settlers were loggers and farmers primarily. Abundant sugar maple trees provided maple syrup that was found to be of good quality and a number of sugar orchards were located in Hillsborough.

The first bridge crossing the Contoocook at this location was built in 1779 and rebuilt in 1796. The important link was again rebuilt in 1809 and in 1824 solid stone abutments were added. In 1839, the whole works was elevated five feet leaving a splendid stone archway in the middle.

During the industrial revolution Hillsborough and the fast moving waters of the river supported a number of mills that produced fine quality woolens. Hillsborough was the birthplace of Franklin Pierce.

The map includes labeled roads, buildings, bridges, waterways and railroad route.

Features references to the following locations:

Congregational Church.
Methodist Church.
High & Graded Schools.
Post Office.
Depot, Peterboro & Hillsboro R. R.
Valley Hotel, C. G. Putney.
First National Bank.
Hillsborough Messenger Office.
U. S. & C. Express. L. M. Gallond, Agt.
Skating Rink.
Contoocook Mills Co., Hosiery, Underwear, etc.
Hillsboro Woolen Mill.
Rice & Clement, Box & Saw Mill.
Denison Bros., Grist Mill, Flour, Grain & Feed.
S. D. Hastings, Undertaker & Carriage Shop.
J. H. White, Blacksmith.
J. W. Bradshaw, Harness Shop.
Albe Stephenson, Custom Boot & Shoe Mfr.
Morrill & Merrill, General Merchandise.
J. S. Butler, General Merchandise.
Chas. Brockway, Dry Goods, Groceries, etc.
Dutton & Morse, Dry Goods, Groceries & Tailoring.
W. H. Story, Jeweler.
Brooks K. Webber, Lawyer.
Dr. M. H. Felt’s Office.
H. C. Colby, Stoves & Tinware.
G. W. Lincoln, Photographer.
H. C. Ferry, Hardware, Paints & Oils.
S. O. Bowers, Dentist.
W. L. Pickering, Market.
Chas. Kimball, Groceries & Provisions.
James Davis, Merchant Tailor.
Newman Block.
I. O. O. F. Block.
Old Oven built for “Pierce-Barbecue” 1852.


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