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The town of Springfield is in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Upon the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763, King George III granted a charter to create the town, which was then known a Protectworth. However, the land was not claimed until 1772, and not by the original investors. One of the reasons that Protectworth was slow to settle was that Colonial Governor Wentworth owned most of the best land. When the American Revolution broke out, Governor Wentworth left for England. Following the Revolutionary War, in 1783, veterans began moving into the area looking for land. In 1794, the town was incorporated as Springfield. During its history, Springfield has been part of three counties, Grafton, Cheshire, and Sullivan. Gile State Forest is located in Springfield.



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