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Preserving the History & Heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee & Vicinity
 

 

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OF GILFORD, NH


Gilford, the center of which is opposite this location, is the only New Hampshire town named for a Revolutionary War battle, the 1781 Battle of Guilford Court House in North Carolina. After the war, Lt. Lemuel B. Mason, a New Hampshire officer who served in that battle, retired to Gilmanton. In 1812, when the town was divided, as its oldest and most famous citizen, he was accorded the honor of choosing a name for the new town.

Marker location: Located on Route 11-A near the fire station in Gilford Village.


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