Francestown, New Hampshire

Tucked away in the quiet, rolling hills of southern NH sits the tiny village of Francestown.  With a population of only 1600 people, Francestown has one of the smallest populations of any town in the state.  Francestown residents are very proud of their town’s small size and strive to maintain the old New England style and character that so many New Hampshire towns are famous for.

Originating from a parcel of land granted to early settlers in the area, Francestown was officially incorporated in 1772 and given its name in honor of then-colonial governor John Wentworth’s wife, Frances Deering Wentworth.  Mining soapstone was one of the few industries supported in Francestown due to lack of waterpower.  Francestown’s location was directly on an old northwest/southeast route called The Second New Hampshire Turnpike and the town used this happy circumstance to collect tolls of one cent per mile from the wagons and coaches passing through.  Farming was another way the Francestown residents supported themselves until, as it often does, the soiled played out and the farms could no longer produce.  The town’s population dropped in the early 1900’s and remained exceptionally low until the automobile began to make its way into everyone’s garage.  Once city dwellers could commute to work, they started leaving the larger cities in the state to find small, quiet towns in which they could raise their families.  Bedroom communities sprang up all over the southern part of New Hampshire and continue to provide young families safe places to live and strong family values.  Francestown is such a place.

Keeping busy in Francestown is easy if you enjoy the outdoors.  Swimming, hiking, tennis, skiing, boating, hunting, fishing – Francestown has it all.  If you’re looking for malls with sprawling parking lots or buildings over three stories tall, you’re in the wrong place.  Francestown is convenient to Manchester and Nashua, both offering all the trappings of the big city.  The White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee, the NH seacoast – all inside about an hour when you live in Francestown.

Francestown, NH is part of the Contoocook Valley Cooperative SAU#1, along with Antrim, Dublin, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon and Temple.  Francestown operates its own elementary school, the Francestown Elementary School, serving grades kindergarten through four.  Student in grades five through eight attend the Great Brook Middle School in Antrim and grades nine through twelve attend the Contoocook Valley Regional Regional High School in Peterborough.  There are currently no plans to develop a middle or high school in Francestown.

Want to live in a town that’s removed from the daily grind?  A town that’s perfect for raising children in?  Francestown is only one of many towns in southern NH that fits the bill; many more are available.  For more information on living in and buying property in New Hampshire, pick up the phone and call Jim Miller Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at (603) 801-3987 right now.  We’re ready to answer your questions and find you the perfect home in the perfect town – it’s what we do.  Call today and start living the dream tomorrow.

Francestown Elementary School (k-4)
(603) 547-2976

Great Brook Middle School (5-8)
(603) 588-6630

Contoocook Valley Regional Regional High School (9-12)
(603) 924-3869

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The Inn Was Originally Built As A Farm House In...

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$1,300,000

  • 14 Beds
  • 15.0 Baths
  • 8,494 SqFt
  • 27.50 Acres

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Francestown, New Hampshire

 

The Inn Was Originally Built As A Farm House In 1822. In 1929 It Became One Of The Most Spectacular Farms In New England. In 1961 It Became The "inn At Crotched Mountain" Known Over The Years For Its Warm Hospitality And Cozy 14 Room Guest Accommodation. In Addition To The Beautiful Interior, The...

Francestown Is Rich In History And Antique Home...

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$557,500

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 4,640 SqFt
  • 9.26 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

Francestown Is Rich In History And Antique Homes. The 1791 Reuben Sawyer House Adds To The Collection. This Beautifully Restored 4 Bedroom, On 9+ Acres Include Professionally Landscaped Perennial Gardens, Century-old Maples, Fruit And Specimen Trees, Multi-patios, And An In-ground Pool With Walpo...

2 Beautiful Duplexes, Or 4 Units, On 13.2 Acres...

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$545,000

  • 13 Beds
  • 9.0 Baths
  • 6,297 SqFt
  • 13.20 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

2 Beautiful Duplexes, Or 4 Units, On 13.2 Acres In Pastoral Setting With Mountain Top Views. Each Duplex Has Its Own Garages Between Each Side, Full Basements, Private Back Yards, Mature Landscaping & Sweeping Lawns. 35 & 37 Have Between 3-4 Bedrooms, Fireplace Or Hearth & Open Floor Plans. 41...

Settled High On A Hill Outside The Village Of F...

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$525,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 3,629 SqFt
  • 15.00 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

Settled High On A Hill Outside The Village Of Francestown, This Beautifully Restored Center Chimney Colonial Represents The Best Of Both Georgian And Federal Architectural Styles. The Current Owners Were Drawn To The Property By Its Grand Proportions, The Unusual Sophistication Of Its Constructio...

Welcome To A Piece Of Francestown History Where...

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$495,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,700 SqFt
  • 6.00 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

Welcome To A Piece Of Francestown History Where Logs From The Original 1700’s Meeting House Still Live! Want A Quaint 6-acre Farm With A Sand Paddock Great For Horse Riding? Look No Further! Located In A Wonderful Rural Location And An Easy Walk To The Francestown Village Store, Which Is Famous F...

One Of The Finer Antique Homes In The Historic ...

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$415,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,220 SqFt
  • 17.30 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

One Of The Finer Antique Homes In The Historic Town Of Francestown. Located In The National Registry Of Historic Places, This Home, Known As The Stephen Rolfe Homestead, Has Been Carefully Restored By The Present Owners. Four Bedrooms, Six Fireplaces And A Wonderful Rural Setting On 17 Acres. Fir...

If You Love The Country And You Love Antique Ho...

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$330,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,710 SqFt
  • 30.50 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

If You Love The Country And You Love Antique Homes, You Will Love This Property! Many Original Features Were Retained With The Rehabilitation Of This Immaculate, Historic 1770 Post & Beam Home. There Are Pine Floors Throughout; Wide Pine Panel Wainscoting W/chair Rail; 12 Over 12 Paned Windows;...

"motivated Seller" Well Maintained Home Locate...

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$329,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,252 SqFt
  • 3.10 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

"motivated Seller" Well Maintained Home Located In The Little Village Of Francestown Has Plenty Of Space With Over 3200 Sq Ft Featuring 3 Bedrooms, Option Of A 4th On First Floor And 2.5 Baths. Set Back Off The Road For Quiet And Privacy The Home Sits On 3.1 Wooded Acre Lot Featuring 3 Decks As ...

Stately 4 Bedroom Colonial On A Gorgeous Countr...

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$285,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,720 SqFt
  • 5.00 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

Stately 4 Bedroom Colonial On A Gorgeous Country Road. Solid 1940’s Construction With Modern Updates, This Gracious Home Has Lots Of Wonderful Space. Room For Everyone In The 25x16 Living Room With Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, And Picture Window For Lots Of Light. Updated Kitchen With Granite C...

Small-town Village Living At Its Best! Stately ...

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$245,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,966 SqFt
  • 0.44 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

Small-town Village Living At Its Best! Stately Victorian With Bay Windows, Large Eat-in Country Kitchen Is Great For Gatherings Large Or Small; Front-to-back Living Room With Bay Window, A Wall Of Built-ins, And French Doors To Yard. Dining Room Or Den With Built-ins, 4 Generous Bedrooms On 2nd F...

Just Enough House For Those Looking To Downsize...

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$199,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,476 SqFt
  • 3.50 Acres

Residential

Francestown, New Hampshire

 

Just Enough House For Those Looking To Downsize And Simplify! Good Home For The First Time Home Buyer, Second Home Owners, Or Down-sizers. Great Weekend Getaway Spot Or Year Round Home. Beautifully Located On A Scenic, Country Road With An Appealing And Attractive Lot, Seasonal Flowers, Mature...

 

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