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The small town of Surry, in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, was chartered in 1769 and named for Charles Howard, Earl of Surrey. On the Ashuelot River, in the south-central part of town, the Surry Dam creates the Surry Reservoir, which serves as a recreational site, and Surry Mountain extends about four miles in a north-south direction, overlooking the village, valley, and hills to the west. Surry was part of an area of land that was in dispute between New Hampshire and Massachusetts until around 1740, when it was settled in favor of New Hampshire. Amos Pollard, chief surgeon and a defender of the Alamo, grew up in Surry.



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