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Wolfeboro Historical Society
Joan E. Kimball
PO Box 1066
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

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This town was first granted in 1759 to four young men of Portsmouth, and named Wolfeboro in honor of General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759. In 1763, 2,300 acres were added to the 60 acres reserved for the governor. Governor John Wentworth established an estate on the site, known as Kingswood. This was the first summer country estate in northern New England. Reprinted from

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1. Brewster Academy: The Establishment of an Academy

2. Governor John Wentworth

3. Highways Are Happy Ways When They Lead To The Allen 'A' Part One

4. Highways Are Happy Ways When They Lead To The Allen 'A' Part Two

5. Wolfeborough Railroad - An In Depth History

Brewster Academy

Governor John Wentworth Historic Site

Wentworth Estate Marker

College Road Marker

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