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Jackson is a small resort town in Carroll County, New Hampshire. Portions of the White Mountain National Forest are in the western, northern, and eastern portions of the town. When the area was first granted by Colonial Governor John Wentworth, it was known as New Madbury, after the seacoast town by that name. A road was built through Pinkham Notch in 1772, allowing the region to be accessed, and it was settled in 1778 by Benjamin Coop and his family. New Madbury was renamed Adams, for President John Adams, in 1800, but was incorporated as Jackson in 1829, after Andrew Jackson was inaugurated president. Artists discovered the area in the mid-1800s, after which its economy became based on tourism and recreational activities.

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