Dover, New Hampshire

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Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States.wikipedia
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Strafford County, New Hampshire

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Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States.
Its county seat is Dover.

Madbury, New Hampshire

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One of the colony's four original townships, it then included Durham, Madbury, Newington, Lee, Somersworth and Rollinsford. It is bordered by the town of Newington to the south (across the inlet to Great Bay), Madbury to the southwest, Barrington and Rochester to the northwest, Somersworth and Rollinsford to the northeast.
Madbury was originally a part of Dover called Barbadoes, after the West Indies island of Barbados with which settlers conducted trade, sending wood and lumber in exchange for sugar, molasses and other commodities.

Seacoast Region (New Hampshire)

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The population was 29,987 at the 2010 census, the largest in the New Hampshire Seacoast region and the 4th largest city in the state of New Hampshire.
Dover in Strafford County is the largest city in the region by population and is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire.

Abenaki

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In 1623, William and Edward Hilton settled Cochecho Plantation, adopting its Abenaki name, making Dover the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire, and seventh in the United States.

Somersworth, New Hampshire

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One of the colony's four original townships, it then included Durham, Madbury, Newington, Lee, Somersworth and Rollinsford. It is bordered by the town of Newington to the south (across the inlet to Great Bay), Madbury to the southwest, Barrington and Rochester to the northwest, Somersworth and Rollinsford to the northeast.
Somersworth, originally called "Sligo" after Sligo in Ireland, was settled before 1700 as a part of Dover.

Durham, New Hampshire

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One of the colony's four original townships, it then included Durham, Madbury, Newington, Lee, Somersworth and Rollinsford.
Most of the coastal area was divided among four townships, and for its first century, Durham was part of Dover.

New Hampshire

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Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States.
The first permanent settlement was at Hilton's Point (present-day Dover).

Lee, New Hampshire

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One of the colony's four original townships, it then included Durham, Madbury, Newington, Lee, Somersworth and Rollinsford.
Settled in 1657, Lee was originally part of the extensive early Dover township.

Newington, New Hampshire

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One of the colony's four original townships, it then included Durham, Madbury, Newington, Lee, Somersworth and Rollinsford. It is bordered by the town of Newington to the south (across the inlet to Great Bay), Madbury to the southwest, Barrington and Rochester to the northwest, Somersworth and Rollinsford to the northeast.
Originally a part of Dover, boundary disputes among early river settlers caused this area to be called Bloody Point.

Rollinsford, New Hampshire

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One of the colony's four original townships, it then included Durham, Madbury, Newington, Lee, Somersworth and Rollinsford. It is bordered by the town of Newington to the south (across the inlet to Great Bay), Madbury to the southwest, Barrington and Rochester to the northwest, Somersworth and Rollinsford to the northeast.
Subsequently, settled by about 1630, the land was part of Dover, one of the original townships of New Hampshire.

Thomas Larkham

With the 1639 arrival of Thomas Larkham, however, it was renamed after Northam in Devon, where he had been preacher.
Thomas Larkham or Larcome (1602–1669) was an English Puritan clergyman, an early but not permanent settler at Dover, New Hampshire.

Richard Waldron

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It was revenge for an incident on September 7, 1676, when 400 Native Americans were tricked by Major Richard Waldron into performing a "mock battle" near Cochecho Falls.
Major Richard Waldron (or Richard Waldern, Richard Walderne; 1615–1689) was an English-born merchant, soldier, and government official who rose to prominence in early colonial Dover, New Hampshire.

Bellamy River

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The Hiltons' name survives at Hilton Park on Dover Point (which was originally known as Hilton Point), where the brothers settled near the confluence of the Bellamy and Piscataqua rivers. Dover is drained by the Cochecho and Bellamy rivers.
It rises in Swains Lake in Barrington, 9 mi west of Dover.

Elizabeth Hanson (captive of Native Americans)

Elizabeth Hanson
The following year Dover was raided again and Elizabeth Hanson wrote her captivity narrative.
undefined1737) was a colonial Anglo-American woman from Dover, New Hampshire, who survived Native American Abenaki capture and captivity in the year 1725 alongside four of her children.

Saco, Maine

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During Father Rale's War, in August and September 1723, there were Indian raids on Saco, Maine and Dover, New Hampshire.
In August and September 1723, there were Indian raids on Saco, Maine and Dover, New Hampshire.

Captivity narrative

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The following year Dover was raided again and Elizabeth Hanson wrote her captivity narrative.
During Father Rale's War, Indians raided Dover, New Hampshire.

Garrison Hill Park and Tower

Garrison Hill
Garrison Hill, elevation approximately 290 ft, is a prominent hill rising directly above the center city, with a park and lookout tower on top.
Garrison Hill Tower is a 76 ft observatory atop Garrison Hill in Dover, New Hampshire, United States.

William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele

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In 1633, Cochecho Plantation was bought by a group of English Puritans who planned to settle in New England, including Viscount Saye and Sele, Baron Brooke and John Pym.
In 1633, Saye and Brooke also purchased a plantation at Cocheco or Dover, in what is now New Hampshire, from some Bristol merchants.

Piscataqua River

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The Hiltons' name survives at Hilton Park on Dover Point (which was originally known as Hilton Point), where the brothers settled near the confluence of the Bellamy and Piscataqua rivers.
Two rivers, the Salmon Falls and Cocheco, join to form the Piscataqua on the eastern edge of Dover, New Hampshire, at the northwest corner of Eliot, Maine.

Great Bay (New Hampshire)

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It is bordered by the town of Newington to the south (across the inlet to Great Bay), Madbury to the southwest, Barrington and Rochester to the northwest, Somersworth and Rollinsford to the northeast.
Its outlet is at Hilton Point in Dover, New Hampshire, where waters from the bay flow into the Piscataqua River, thence proceeding southeast to the Atlantic Ocean near Portsmouth.

George Burdett

The town was called Dover in 1637 by the new governor, Reverend George Burdett.
Burdett spent a short time in Salem, Massachusetts before travelling to Dover, New Hampshire where his popularity led to his election as governor within a year.

New Hampshire Route 4

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The city is crossed by New Hampshire Route 4, New Hampshire Route 9, New Hampshire Route 16 (the Spaulding Turnpike), New Hampshire Route 16B, New Hampshire Route 108, New Hampshire Route 155, and U.S. Route 4.
Its western terminus is at an intersection with New Hampshire Route 9 and New Hampshire Route 108 in Dover.

Rochester, New Hampshire

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It is bordered by the town of Newington to the south (across the inlet to Great Bay), Madbury to the southwest, Barrington and Rochester to the northwest, Somersworth and Rollinsford to the northeast.
Mail service was established in 1768 when a post rider traveled from Portsmouth through Berwick, Dover and Rochester bringing gazettes.

Cochecho River

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Dover is drained by the Cochecho and Bellamy rivers.
It rises in northern Strafford County and runs southeastward, through the town of Farmington and the cities of Rochester and Dover, where it provides hydroelectric power.

New Hampshire Route 155

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The city is crossed by New Hampshire Route 4, New Hampshire Route 9, New Hampshire Route 16 (the Spaulding Turnpike), New Hampshire Route 16B, New Hampshire Route 108, New Hampshire Route 155, and U.S. Route 4.
The highway runs from New Hampshire Route 125 in Epping to New Hampshire Route 9 in Dover.