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The town of Wolfeboro, in Carroll County, New Hampshire, is a resort community alongside Lake Winnipesaukee. It includes the unincorporated village of Wolfeboro Falls. Initially spelled Wolfeborough, the town was granted to four men from Portsmouth by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1759, and named for the English General James Wolfe. In 1763, additional land was added to the town, upon which Governor John Wentworth built a summer estate. The town was settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1770. Summer residents of Wolfeboro have included Mitt Romney, the 70th governor of Massachusetts, and J.W. Marriott, Jr., the chairman of the board of Marriott International. Surrounding communities include Alton, Brookfield, Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Moultonborough, New Durham, Ossippee, Sanbornville, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, and Wakefield.


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