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The town of Wilton, in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, was initially part of a township chartered as Salem-Canada in 1735 by Massachusetts Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher, which was granted to soldiers from Salem who had served in the Canadian wars. When the area became part of New Hampshire, the town was re-granted by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1749 at Number Two in a line of towns that were developed in order to protect against Indian attack. In 1762, it was incorporated at Wilton. Wilton, Maine was named for this town. The town center is situated at the confluence of Stony Brook with the Souhegan River. Bordering towns include Greenville, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, and Temple. The Seventh-day Adventist church leader and author, Uriah Smith, was born in West Wilton.



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