Town Name: Averill
Area: 38.1 SQ MILES
Brief History: An unincorporated town, Averill was named for Samuel Averill, a businessman and land speculator. The Averill Lumber Company formed in the 1880s and operated on the east side of Great Averill Lake until 1898, when it was destroyed by fire.
General Area Info: This rural town is known for its large moose population, as well as fishing. It is bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the north.
Attractions:Great Averill Pond, Little Averill Pond, Forest Lake Recreational Activities: Boating, Fishing, Paddling Hunting, Snowmobiling
Recreational Activities: Boating, Fishing, Paddling Hunting, Snowmobiling
- Originally chartered in 1762 as part of the Province of New Hampshire.
- The town’s population reached its peak of 48 in 1880 after a sawmill was built in the neighboring town of Norton.
- K-8: Canaan School
- High School: Choice
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