Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Events that shaped Francestown’s history

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - Events that shaped Francestown's history

This year, Francestown is celebrating its 250th birthday. Incorporated as a township in 1772, the story begins a few years earlier. Stretches of lush meadows surrounded by dense forests and beaver-dammed ponds attracted hunters and settlers to the land west of New Boston. The first settlers arrived in the early 1760s. John Carson, Samuel Nichols, … Read more