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The New Hampshire town of Rumney is located in Grafton County and it is on the southern boundary of the White Mountain National Forest. It was named in honor of Robert Marsham, 2nd Baron Romney. It was granted to settlers from Connecticut by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1761. It was settled in 1765, but because of noncompliance with the charter by some of the grantees, the governor regranted it to a second group of settlers in 1767. Situated on the southern slope of Carr Mountain, the highest point in Rumney is 2,960 feet above sea level. The Baker River flows through the center of town, and that afforded a fabulous environment for the early mills. There is also a natural cave on the southern side of Rattlesnake Mountain which is in a deep gorge. This cave is known as "The Devil's Den," where it is said that some of the early settlers hid in that cave in order to avoid the collector of the "minister's tax," hence the name. 

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