The name not taken…and thank you for that

This post comes to you today from New Hampshire.  But I just learned that this spot used to be part of Massachusetts!   This is from a real estate listing that Gale sent me, for a house around the corner.  (If only I could convince her to buy it – how fun would that be?)

Regarding Goffstown:

“This town started as a part of Massachusetts, and was known as Narragansett Number 4, Piscataquog Village, and then Shovestown before installation of the New Hampshire provincial government. In 1748, the area was granted to new settlers, including Colonel John Goffe. He had fought in the French and Indian Wars, worked for Governor Wentworth as a surveyor, and became judge of probate for Hillsborough County. Goffstown was officially named for Colonel Goffe when it was incorporated in 1761. The town includes the village of Grasmere, named for the English home of poets Wordsworth and Coleridge.”

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