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Cornish is a small town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. The town was established as Mast Camp in 1763, as it was the shipping point for the masts that were floated down the river by English settlers. Cornish was incorporated in 1765, and named for Sir Samuel Cornish, a Royal Navy admiral. Cornish is home to three covered bridges, including the second-longest wooden bridge in the country, and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. The author, J.D. Salinger, died in the local hospital in 2010, at the age of ninety-one. Unincorporated villages within the town include Cornish Center, Cornish Flat, Cornish City, Cornish Mills, South Cornish, Balloch, and Squag City.



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