Willowdale Settlement

Willowdale Settlement (HM1F0A)

Location: Littleton, NH 03561 Grafton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 16.733', W 71° 48.667'

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Willowdale was established around a sawmill that was built in 1812. The village thrived because sawmills, gristmills, and a factory producing sawmill machinery were powered by the Ammonoosuc River. After the Littleton Lumber Company opened in 1870, the village grew rapidly to include stores, a post office, a school, railroad siding, and a hall. The company employed as many as 60 workers and produced 3 to 6 million board feet yearly until fire destroyed it in 1898. The village never recovered and slowly dwindled away until it disappeared altogether, a fate suffered by other 19th century mill villages.
HM NumberHM1F0A
Marker Number185
Year Placed2003
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 275677 N 4906692
Decimal Degrees44.27888333, -71.81111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 16.733', W 71° 48.667'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 16' 43.98" N, 71° 48' 40.02" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1517-1719 Meadow St, Littleton NH 03561, US
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