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Acworth was originally chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1752, and named Burnet, for William Burnet, former governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. However, in 1754, the French and Indian War began and no settlements were made under the charter. Wentworth regranted the township in 1766, naming it for Sir Jacob Acworth, an English admiral, and the town was settled over the next couple of years. Acworth was incorporated in 1772, and its population expanded greatly following the Revolutionary War. Acworth is in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Acworth, Georgia was named for the New Hampshire town.



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