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Westmoreland, in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, was granted by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts in 1735 as Number 2, the second in a line of fort towns along the Connecticut River, intended to provide protection against Indian attack. The town later became known as Great Meadow. When the borders between Massachusetts and New Hampshire were settled in favor of New Hampshire, the town was re-granted by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth as Westmoreland. Constructed in 1762, the Park Hill Meetinghouse has a Paul Revere bell. Levi K. Fuller, the 44th governor of Vermont, was born in Westmoreland. The town is situated across the Connecticut River from Putney, Vermont, southwest of Surry, and north of Spofford.



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