Old Meeting House, Francestown, NH
Old Meeting House, Francestown, NH

Francestown, New Hampshire

The Town of Francestown, incorporated in 1772, was named for Frances Wentworth Deering, wife of John Wentworth, who was the Governor of New Hampshire at the time. Soapstone was discovered here in the early 1800’s and was considered to be the finest quality in the world.

Population: 1,579 - Area: 30.2 square miles