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 Bean Group 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

Current Francestown New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

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Breathtaking Views Is The Consensus Of All That...

Photo of Listing #4778198

$999,000 Active

  • 11 Beds
  • 12 Baths
  • 32.3 Acres
  • 7,609 ft²

Residential

534 Mountain Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4778198

Breathtaking Views Is The Consensus Of All That Get The Opportunity To Share A Visit Of The Property At Mountain Rd. Surrounded By Trees That Capture The Fall Colors, Beautifully Manicured Lawns, Seasonal Perennials And A Quite Calm Reading A Book Next To ...

Located Just Two Minutes From A Country Highway...

Photo of Listing #4752723

$775,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 105.6 Acres
  • 4,008 ft²

Residential

165 Candlewood Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4752723

Located Just Two Minutes From A Country Highway On A Quiet, Dead-end Gravel Road, Advent Hill Farm Is A Serious Equestrian’s Dream Farm. Privately Sited On 105 Acres Including 2 Miles Of Onsite Trails And Extensive Trail Riding Off The Property, Advent Hil...

Stately, Classic Antique Colonial Equestrian Pr...

Photo of Listing #4774555

$679,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 8.7 Acres
  • 5,669 ft²

Residential

1 Cross Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4774555

Stately, Classic Antique Colonial Equestrian Property With Cape Cod Ell And So Much More! If The House Is Not Impressive Enough, The Grounds & Pastures Are Sure To Please! The Main House Has A Flexible Floor Plan With Some Massive Rooms With Classic Wood ...

This "scott Jenkins" Frame Home With Stress Ski...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #4774477

$420,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2.31 Acres
  • 3,554 ft²

Residential

471 East Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4774477

This "scott Jenkins" Frame Home With Stress Skin Insulation Was Custom Built By The Owner In 1986. The Impressive Hand Crafted Wood Work Interior Is One Of A Kind And A Must See. An Addition Was Put On To The Original House 3 Years Ago Consisting Of A Two...

If Your Dream Has Been To Live In A Log Home Su...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #4775586

$385,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 8 Acres
  • 3,463 ft²

Residential

1128 Dodge Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4775586

If Your Dream Has Been To Live In A Log Home Surrounded By Beautiful Property In A Quintessential New England Town, Then Your Dream Has Come True! This Large Gambrel Style Log Home On Eight Acres Has Been The Heart Of Memories Made By The Family For Years!...

Spacious Country Home Awaits A New Family, The ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #4757156

$379,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5.93 Acres
  • 3,344 ft²

Residential

163 King Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4757156

Spacious Country Home Awaits A New Family, The Seller Is The Original Owner And Had It Custom Built In 2004. Steel Beam For Extra Support In The Basement. Basement Can Be Easily Finished For Added Space Or Possible In-law. Great For Entertaining Or Just Ro...

Beautifully Crafted Renovation On 3 Private Acr...

NEW Photo of Listing #4780943

$337,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3.18 Acres
  • 2,794 ft²

Residential

1396 Bennington Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4780943

Beautifully Crafted Renovation On 3 Private Acres In Francestown. Enjoy The Outdoors From The Wraparound Porch -- Gardens, Paths, A Small Brook And Stone Walls. You Enter This Home Through The Sunroom -- Which Leads To The Cooks' Kitchen -- Enjoy Cooking On...

Serene, Private Setting On Quiet Country Road. ...

Photo of Listing #4779030

$299,999 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 5 Acres
  • 2,392 ft²

Residential

140 2nd Nh Turnpike, North Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4779030

Serene, Private Setting On Quiet Country Road. Large Rooms And Lovely Outlooks Make This A Truly Special Place To Live. Large Eat-in Kitchen With Exposed Beams, New Appliances, Custom-built Cabinetry, And Great Windows Overlooking Super-private Back Yard, H...

Set High Above, The Main Street Of A Quintessen...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #4749546

$269,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 2,369 ft²

Residential

189 Main St, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4749546

Set High Above, The Main Street Of A Quintessential Colonial Village, With Its Green, White Steepled Meeting House, Town Hall, And Carriage Sheds, This Captivating Brick Home With White Clapboard Ell Has Been Maintained With A Sensitivity To Its Authentici...

Mid-century Modern Transformed With Soothing Co...

NEW Photo of Listing #4780811

$259,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 1,934 ft²

Residential

731 Bennington Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4780811

Mid-century Modern Transformed With Soothing Colors And Miles Of Crown Molding. 12 Ft Ceiling In Front To Back Living/dining Open Concept With Skylit, Marbled Kitchen. Den With Fireplace. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths. Large Screen Porch, Huge Basement With Fire...

What A Wonderful Time Of Year To Check Out This...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #4735160

$240,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Acres
  • 2,659 ft²

Residential

531 New Boston Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4735160

What A Wonderful Time Of Year To Check Out This Sweet Antique That Offers Much Flexibility.don't Want To Hassle With Exterior Painting And The 'old House' Chore Of Having To Paint 1/4 Of The Clapboardsannually? Well, Sellers Invested In Rhino-shield W/a Tr...

Charming Cape Has A Wealth Of Original Features...

Photo of Listing #4773247

$224,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.66 Acres
  • 2,085 ft²

Residential

194 New Boston Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4773247

Charming Cape Has A Wealth Of Original Features. . . Wide Board Floors, Old Doors, Two Fireplaces, Including The Original Beehive Oven And Lovely Paneling. There Is A Built-in Hutch In The Dining Room. The Original Borning Room Is Now A First Floor 3/4 Ba...

Looking For A Nice Redwood Cedar Country Home W...

NEW Photo of Listing #4780624

$219,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 4.99 Acres
  • 1,477 ft²

Residential

162 Campbell Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4780624

Looking For A Nice Redwood Cedar Country Home With 4.99 Acres Sited Next To Conservation Land And Near Golf And Skiing And Within A Pleasant 1 Mile Walk To Town? Priced To Sell And Accounting For Cosmetic Work That Will Be Needed, This Property Is Being So...

 

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