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Home to a portion of the White Mountain National Forest, and to Leadmine State Forest, the small town of Shelburne is in Coos County, New Hampshire. The Appalachian Trail crosses the town. Shelburne was granted by Colonial Governor John Wentworth in 1769, and named for William Petty Fitzmaurice, Earl of Shelburne, and a supporter of colonial independence. Settled in 1771, Shelburne was incorporated in 1820, and once included what is now Gorham. Located on the New Hampshire - Maine border, Shelburne is west of Gilead, Maine, east of Gorham, New Hampshire, and southeast of Berlin. The White Mountain National Forest begins in the southern portion of the town.



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