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Bedford Town

Bedford Town Hall is located at 24 North Amherst Road, Bedford, NH 03110; phone: 603-472-5242.

Beginnings [1]

Bedford was incorporated in 1750; it was originally called Souhegan East. In 1853 approximately 346 families occupied 315 houses. Postmaster was Oliver L. Kendall. Occupations listed for the town included: a pastor, physicians, attorney, soap maker, tanner, brick makers, lumbermen, saw and paling mill workers, dry goods store proprietors, boot and shoe maker, grist mills, blacksmiths, harness maker, wheelwrights and innkeepers.

  1. J. R. Dodge, Hillsborough County Record: A Glimpse of the Business and Resources of Thirty-One Towns, Dodge & Noyes, Nashua, NH, 1853.
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