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Coos County
(pronounced "ko-as" with two syllables)

Formed in 1803

Coos County was separated from the northern part of Grafton County, New Hampshire and organized at Berlin December 24, 1803, although the county seat was later moved to Lancaster, with an additional shire town at Colebrook. The name Coos derives from the Algonquian Indian term meaning crooked, the Indian name of the Connecticut River, which rises in the northernmost end of the county

Main Street Bridge, Lancaster, NH

Cities, Towns and Populated Areas

Incorporated Places:
Berlin * Colebrook * Gorham * Groveton * Lancaster * West Stewartstown * Whitefield 

Other Populated Areas:
Appalachia * Baileys * Beatties * Bowman * Bretton Woods * Bungy * Carroll * Cascade * Columbia * Cones * Coos Junction *
Copperville * Crystal * Cushman * Dalton * Dixville Notch * Dummer * Errol * Fabyan * Georges * Glen House * Grange *
Happy Corner * Hazens * Highlands * Idlewilde * Jefferson * Jefferson Highland * Kidderville * Lost Nation * Mapleton *
Marshfield Station * Masons * Meriden Hill * Milan * North Stratford * Northumberland * Paris * Percy * Pittsburg * Quebec Junction *
Randolph * Randolph Hill * Rim Junction * Riverton * Scates Corner * Scott * Shelburne * South Lancaster * Stark * Starr King *
Stewartstown * Stewartstown Hollow * Stratford * The Glen * The Hand * Tinkerville * Twin Mountain * Upper Kidderville *
Upper Village * Waumbeck Junction * Wentworth Location * West Milan

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Website Updates: April 2017
Newspaper Gleanings -
Community News: Lads procured liquor; Lot for Episcopal Church; Fishing from Maidstone Lake; Merrill buys stage line; Timber owners refuse to sell; 30,000 cords of wood
Court News: 'Mountain Case' Settled; Ex-Selectmen commence legal proceedings
Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks & other Calamities: Fire in machine shop and grist mill
Marriages: Farham/Winters; Homes/Rines; Stratton/Goodwin; Wilson/Grapes
Obits: Frederick Fisk; Charles Hight s/b N Piper


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