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The town of Haverhill, New Hampshire is in Grafton County and includes the communities of North Haverhill, Pike, and Woodsville. It was settled by people from Haverhill, Massachusetts, who changed the name of the town from Lower Cohos to honor their former hometown. Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth incorporated Haverhill in 1763, and in 1773, it became the county seat. The next year, the population of the settlement was 387. The first stage lines came to Haverhill in 1814, opening up For the next forty years, when the railroad would replace the stage coach, more than six stage lines a day stopped at Haverhill, and 150 or more passengers who would then do business at the inns and taverns. In the 1840s, the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad came through Haverhill, specifically Woodsville, and by 1860, the town boasted 7 shoe factories, an iron foundry, a carriage manufacturer, several mechanic shops, a tanner, a paper mill, 3 gristmills, 12 sawmills, and a printing office.

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