Keene

Background

Keene has been a county seat since New Hampshire was divided into counties in 1769. Keene was settled after 1736. The town was attacked and burned during the French and Indian War. It was originally known as Upper Ashuelot, was chartered in 1753 and became a city in 1874. It is named in honor of British diplomat Sir Benjamin Keene.

The Elm City combines the beauty of the New England countryside with progressive industrial development, strong zoning regulations and a wide variety of modern community services. It is the commercial hub of Cheshire County.

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Politics in Keene
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Politics from 1852

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Downtown Festivals
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Downtown festivals create cheap family fun!

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The Cheshire House
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History of The Cheshire House in Keene, NH

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1898 baseball game
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Baseball in 1898 - an unforgettable game in Keene

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The Porch Chair Capital
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How Keene became the "Porch Chair Capital of the United States"

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Kingsbury Corp.
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History of the Kingsbury Corporation in Keene, NH

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