Richmond, Cheshire County
Richmond is a small town of over 1,000 residents in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The Franconia Mountain Range is a part of the town.
A Brief History
Richmond was initially founded in 1735 when Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher granted it to soldiers returning from the war in Canada and it was named Sylvester-Canada. It was originally part of Massachusetts. New Hampshire ultimately became a separate province and the town was renamed Richmond and incorporated in 1752 by Governor Benning Wentworth. He named it after Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, a good friend of his.
Last updated 11/04/2015
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