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Initially granted to a group of settlers from Chester, New Hampshire in 1753, the town of Hill was first known as New Chester. In 1837, the town was renamed in honor of Isaac Hill, who served as governor of New Hampshire, and as a senator during President James Buchanan’s administration. In 1937, residents of Hill were notified that their village was going to be flooded, to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project, so citizens bought land on higher ground, and organized a new village. By June of 1941, the new town hall and school were completed, along with streets, a water system, and about thirty houses. Villages and place names within the town include Hill Center, Murray Hill, and Alexandria. Hill is in Merrimack County.



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