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The town of Loudon, New Hampshire is located in Merrimack County. Colonial Governor John Wentworth incorporated Loudon, which was taken from part of  the contiguous town of Canterbury, in 1773. It was named after John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, who was a Scottish soldier and aide-de-camp to King George II during the Seven Years' War. He was also a Commander-in-Chief and Governor General of Virginia. Lord Loudoun was also instrumental in organizing the famed Roger's Rangers frontier fighters.

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