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Known for its covered bridge, the small town of Stark is in Coos County, in northern New Hampshire. The unincorporated villages of Percy and Crystal are within the town limits, while the village of Stark itself is located on the Upper Ammonoosuc River. Most of the town is within the White Mountain National Forest. The town was originally named Percy when it was granted in 1774. Settled around 1870, and incorporated in 1795, it was renamed Stark in 1810, in honor of General John Stark, author of New Hampshire’s motto, Live Free or Die. In 1944, a defunct Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the town was converted to form Camp Stark, the only World War II POW camp in New Hampshire, which would hold about 250 German POWs. The camp closed in 1946. Stark is east of Groveton and west of West Milan.



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