Goffstown, NH

I was hankering for some Eggs Benedict this morning, so decided to check out Goffstown which is not far from where I’m camped. It’s a very quaint area with several restaurants and a few shops.

Goffstown was incorporated in 1761. This town started as a part of Massachusetts, and was known as Narragansett Number 4, Piscataquog (so glad I don’t have to pronounce that) Village, and then Shovestown (I’m curious if there was a lot of shoving in Shovestown). before installation of the New Hampshire provincial government.

In 1748, the area was granted to new settlers, including Colonel John Goffe who fought in the French and Indian Wars, worked for Governor Wentworth as a surveyor, and became judge of probate for Hillsborough County.

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