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Raymond, New Hampshire is situated in Rockingham County. It was settled by people, mostly from Portsmouth and Hampton, and the grant for the town was given in 1720. It was 10 square miles and consisted of what is now Raymond, Candia, Chester, and Auburn. The town was called Cheshire until it was incorporated in 1722. In 1725, and the first saw mill was established by Colonel Stephen Dudley. In 1861, the Concord and Portsmouth Railroad laid tracks through Raymond on its route from Manchester to Portsmouth, opening up the economic opportunities which helped the town to grow.

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