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Alton Historical Society
Jessie Bakeman
PO Box 356
Alton, NH 03809

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Originally called New Durham Gore, because of Mount Major's rocky terrain, the town was settled by a group from Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Roxbury had already been used, so the town was named for the Alton family. The town fronts Alton Bay, the southeastern point of Lake Winnipesaukee, and its 19.3 square miles of inland water area is the largest of any town in New Hampshire. Reprinted from www.nhes.state.nh.us

 


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