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Originally known as Twitchell’s Mills, named for a sawmill and gristmill that was built there in 1774, the town of Harrisville, New Hampshire was formed from lands taken from Dublin, Hancock, Marlborough, Nelson, and Roxbury. Harrisville was named for Milan Harris, who owned the Cheshire Mills, which operated until 1970, and remain standing, nearly unchanged since the mid-1800s. Today, the Cheshire Mills are part of the Harrisville Historic District, which includes the center of town. Besides the town center, Harrisville includes the the village of Chesham. There are nine bodies of water in town, including Chesham Pond, Harrisville Pond, Seaver Reservoir, Silver Lake, and Skatutakee Lake.



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