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Town Name: Guildhall  

Population: 262

Area: 33.1 SQ MILES

Brief History: Chartered in 1761 by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth. The original settlers were from Lancaster and Lunenburg in Massachusetts; they intended Lunenburg to include the area that was later found to be the south part of Guildhall. The name derives from a meeting house on the town square called the Guildhall.

General Area Info: Guildhall is directly across the Connecticut River from New Hampshire. The highest point in the town is Stone Mountain, at 2,736 feet. Washburn, Jones, Emery, Catbow, Sheridan and Hudson brooks can be found in the town. The heavily wooded town once had a significant role in the lumber trade.

Attractions:Old Guildhall Grist Mill

Recreational Activities: Snowmobiling

Fun Facts:

  • Designed and built by S.G. Babcock between 1850 and 1851, the Colonial-style Essex County Court House is still in use.

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Schools:

  • K-8: Choice
  • High School: Choice

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