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Located in Carroll County, and bounded by Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake, the town of Moultonborough includes the unincorporated villages of Suissevale and Lees Mill. The land upon which the town was built was granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, in 1763, to a group of people which included at least sixteen members of the Moulton family, including Colonel Jonathan Moulton, believed to be one of the wealthiest men in the province at the start of the American Revolution. The town was incorporated in 1777, and named for the Moulton families who were among the first to settle it. A large portion of the town is situated along Lake Winnipesaukee. The community of Suissevale occupies part of the northeastern shore of Moultonborough Bay, while Lees Mill is adjacent to the outlet of Lees Pond, upstream from the northernmost point of Lake Winnipesaukee. The poets, Robert Frost and John Greenleaf Whittier, were summer residents, and the actor, Claude Rains, is buried at Red Hill Cemetery in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.

 

 

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