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Campton Town HouseCampton Historical Society Museum

Site Owners: Campton Historical Society
Address: 529 NH Rte 175, PO Box 160
Campton, NH 03223

Contact: Walton Stockwell, Curator
726-3813 flagman13@roadrunner.com
Website: www.camptonhistorical.org

Description: Re-habilitated 1855 Town House, plus separate Grange Hall, Carriage Shed. Site is now the home of the Campton Historical Society, a repository for Campton area artifacts and documents.

Hours: Thursdays, 10am-3pm.
Admission: none

Directions: NH Route 3, 3 miles south of Campton Village between exits 27 and 28 of I93

Programs Offered: Programs the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30pm. Special weekend programs as publicized throughout the year.

Grafton County - Additional Campton Area Sites of Interest

Blair BridgeBlair Covered Bridge

Site Owners: Town of Campton
Address: Blair Rd, Campton, NH 03223

Description: At 292' it is the second longest covered bridge entirely within the state. This 2 span bridge is the last in NH which was constructed using Long's patented truss design. It is #41 on the NH Registry, and includes a state historic marker.

Directions: Blair Road, off Exit 27 of I93, between Routes NH 175 and US Route 3.

Historic Marker Program

The Campton Historical Society has installed 18 Historic Markers within the town. This includes the 8 former district schools listed below. For a complete list go to www.camptonhistorical.org. This will also give you enlargeable images of each of these sites, and where indicated, a printable brochure. You may also obtain a printer friendly verson of the directions to all 18 sites.

While there, check the flier for the next free program and the complete program list for the year. you will also find fliers for any special events and happenings cominhg up.

This is all part of the Historical Society’s mission to identify, preserve, and protect our heritage. Look for these markers, come do a historic treasure hunt for these sites, and share the pride in our history.

CAMPTON’S DISTRICT SCHOOLS

From a high of 14 District Schools in Campton at their peak, 8 are still standing in 2006 . Most of them are now private homes. The Campton Elementary School PTA has sponsored Historic Site Markers for these buildings. This list identifies their location. We request that you respect the privacy of the present owners, as you visit them . Enjoy your tour, and let yourself be transported back to an important time in the history of Campton.

S2 Center School – so named when this area around the Town House was the center of town.
This is located on N.H. Route 175 south, at the intersection of Perch Pond Road. This is at the “S” curve where you will see the Chalet gift and antique shop. It is 2.8 miles from the traffic lights at Route 49.

S4 West Campton School (also known at one time as the Branch School), near Branch Brook.
It is located on U.S. Route 3 just south of its’ intersection with N.H. Route 49.
This building is now the New Hampshire Homecraft shop.

S5 Bog School, named because of its’ location along Bog Brook.
From exit 27 of Route I-93, go west on Bog Road go 3.8 miles to # 786. It is on your right.

S8 Hildreth School, named for the primary family who attended it. Also known as Cooks Hill School.
From N.H. Route 3, near the intersection of Route 49, take Ellsworth Hill Road for 1.5 miles. Just past the Armont Inn on your left, take Mason Road. The school is one mile up this road, on your right.

S9 Blair School, so named because of being in the Blair section of Campton.
To find this building, go south on U.S. Route 3 from its’ intersection with Route 49 for 3.5 miles. . It is next to the Evergreen Knoll antique shop.

S10 West Road School – at the highest point on Ellsworth Hill Road (see # S8), 3 miles from Route 3, on your right.

S12 Lower Village School, the name of this section of Town
It is located on Route 175 south from Campton, just past the Lower Village Market, but across the street.

S14 Livermore School – in the Livermore Falls section. Travel south on Route 175 from Campton for 5.6 miles. It is just before the Steeldust Horse Farm, on your left.

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