Sullivan County,
New Hampshire

Genealogy

 

A BRIEF SUMMARY OF SULLIVAN COUNTY
Sullivan County was organized in September, 1827. It was named for General John Sullivan, a Revolutionary War hero, New Hampshire attorney general and judge. County seat: Newport. Sullivan County is also the birthplace of America's machine tool industry.

Sullivan County is located in western New Hampshire, along the Vermont border. It consists of 528 square miles and contains a population of 39,370. Its largest city is Claremont with a population of 14,050. Twelve percent of Sullivan County is prime farmland.

Many of these 18th century farms are still in the same family. Primary industries include manufacturing, retail, health care and higher education. Several historic mill communities are also located in Sullivan County. 

A landmark in Sullivan County is Fort No 4, a Living History Museum.  This museum was originally constructed in the middle of what is now the town of Charleston. A plaque commemorates this fact.  The Fort #4 replica was constructed about a mile or so away as it required some acreage for this living museum.  For those interested in genealogy,  and are interested in life during the Colonial Days, this is a great place to visit.  You may visit their web site:  www.fortat4.com

Sullivan County Towns

Town          Date Formed Population Host Contact
Acworth 1776 789 Bill Porter
Charlestown 1753 767 Joyce Higgins
Claremont  1764 13,913 Wayne McElreavy
Cornish 1763 1676 Wayne McElreavy
Croydon 1763 705 Dennis Partridge
Goshen 1791 790 Andi Willett
Grantham 1761 1,430 Lea Frey
Langdon 1787 852 Marcia Maloney
Lempster 1761 1,044 Richard Fairweather
Newport   1761 6,346 Wayne McElreavy
Plainfield 1761 2,238
Springfield 1794 907 Patricia Caswell
Sunapee 1850 2,733
Unity 1764 1,435 Roberta Callum
Washington 1776 827

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Page updated 15 Jan 2011

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