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Meredith Historical Society
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Meredith, NH 03253

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Meredith was first known as Palmer's Town, in honor of Samuel Palmer, a teacher of surveying and navigation, who had laid out much of the land surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee. One of the first towns to have a charter granted by the Masonian Proprietors, many new settlers were from Salem, Massachusetts, and the town was renamed New Salem. In 1768, the land was regranted and named after Sir William Meredith, who opposed taxation on the colonies. Reprinted from

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1. Meredith Village: An Historical Overview

2. Bob Montana: Creator of Archie Comics - Meredith Resident

3. Meredith "Latchkey to the White Mountains" 1947

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