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

Francestown NH Single Family Homes for Sale

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Leave The Hustle And Bustle Of A Life Lived To ...

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$1,120,000 Active

  • 13 Beds
  • 14 Baths
  • 62.33 Acres
  • 7,609 ft²

Residential

534 Mountain Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4699112

Leave The Hustle And Bustle Of A Life Lived To Living The Life Of Your Dreams! As You Enter The 60+ Acreage Of Surrounding Trees, Beautiful Manicured Grounds And Seasonal Perennials , You Will Be Over Taken By The Spectacular Views Of The Piscataqua Valley...

Located Just Two Minutes From A Country Highway...

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$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...

Expansive Post And Beam Contemporary Cape Situa...

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$598,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 12.3 Acres
  • 3,957 ft²

Residential

1130 Bible Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4759748

Expansive Post And Beam Contemporary Cape Situated On Just Over 12 Hilltop Acres Of Woodland, Fields And Gardens With Views Of Joe English, Uncanoonuc And Pawtuckaway Mountains! One Of A Kind Custom Designed Yankee Barn Home Features Large, Light Filled Roo...

Location, Location, Location! And Priced $136,2...

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$450,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 10 Acres
  • 6,000 ft²

Residential

1 Main St, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4483929

Location, Location, Location! And Priced $136,200 Below Assessed Value. Located In The Center Village, Across From The Old Meeting House. This Museum Quality 1786 Antique Home Was Lovingly Restored By The Family Over Decades, And Every Detail Was Thought Of...

Secluded And Spacious! Large Property With The ...

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$439,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 14.25 Acres
  • 4,829 ft²

Residential

43 S New Boston Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4747383

Secluded And Spacious! Large Property With The Option Of Using As A Horse Farm! Set Back Well Off The Road And Surrounded By Fields, Trees, Wildlife And Along A River. 5 Bedrooms And A Huge Great Room (40’ X 21’) With Bar And Plenty Of Room For A Pool Table...

Perfectly Private And Nestled In Nature .....a ...

Photo of Listing #4769005

$435,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 9.2 Acres
  • 2,881 ft²

Residential

3 Scoby Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4769005

Perfectly Private And Nestled In Nature .....a Circular Driveway Escorts Your Approach To This Well-cared For Rambling Cape Style Home In Picturesque Francestown. Situated On 9.2 Level Acres, This Home Offers Updated Details Throughout With 2,881 Square F...

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

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$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...

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

Photo of Listing #4749546

$289,000 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...

This Modern Farmhouse Design Is One Of The Most...

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$284,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 6.45 Acres
  • 2,300 ft²

Residential

434 2nd Nh Turnpike N Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4760542

This Modern Farmhouse Design Is One Of The Most Popular Styles Of Houses Right Now. Its Not The Typical Farm House Of The Past But It Elicits The Same Feelings Of Comfort And Safety. This Modern Version Still Draws On That Simple, No Fuss Look Of An Older H...

The Price Has Tumbled Down...! This Sweet Antiq...

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$240,000 Active

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

Residential

531 New Boston Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4735160

The Price Has Tumbled Down...! This Sweet Antique Cape Speaks To Many, Depending On Your Needs. Don't Want To Hassle With Exterior Painting And The Annual 'old House' Syndrome Of Having To Paint 1/4 Of The Clapboards? Well, The 25 Year Rhino-shield Transfe...

Charming 3 Season "honeymoon Cottage" Upstairs ...

Photo of Listing #4736954

$199,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4.96 Acres
  • 3,006 ft²

Residential

640 Mount Crotched Drive (mountain Rd.) Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4736954

Charming 3 Season "honeymoon Cottage" Upstairs And Modern 2 Bedroom Apartment Downstairs. Both Very Generous In Size, Great For Entertaining And Extended Family And Friends. Upstairs Is A Lovely 1915 Vacation Cottage With Giant Porch, Two Beautiful Firepl...

 

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Listing information last updated on August 24th, 2019 at 6:21pm EDT.