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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Located In The Center Village, Across From The ...

Photo of Listing #4483929

$650,000 Active

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

Residential

1 Main St, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4483929

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 With Care And Knowledge To Preserve The Homes Integrity. Each Room Is A...

New England Hilltop Gem Offers The Utmost In Pr...

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$624,900 Active

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

Residential

1130 Bible Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4645836

New England Hilltop Gem Offers The Utmost In Privacy! Yankee Barn Constructed Post And Beam, Contemporary Cape On 12.3 Acres With Soaring Vista Views Of The Joe English, Uncanoonuc And Pawtuckaway Mountains, As Well As Rolling Fields And Lush Forest. This O...

Francestown Is Rich In History And Antique Home...

Photo of Listing #4478390

$557,500 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 9.26 Acres
  • 4,640 ft²

Residential

13 Journeys End Road, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4478390

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-...

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

REDUCED 14% Photo of Listing #4503838

$450,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 15 Acres
  • 3,629 ft²

Residential

105 Bible Hill Extension Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4503838

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 U...

A Nature Lover's Dream Lot. Lightly Wooded Lan...

Photo of Listing #4667793

$399,000 Active

  • 15.7 Acres

Land

Journey's End Rd Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4667793

A Nature Lover's Dream Lot. Lightly Wooded Land With Several Possible Building Sites That Offer Views Of Pond And Mountains. Scoby Pond (also Known As Haunted Lake) Is A Lovely 140-acre Lake On The New Boston Edge Of Francestown. Great For Kayaking, Canoe...

Everything Has Been Done And This Super Home Is...

Photo of Listing #4668528

$289,500 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 5 Acres
  • 1,960 ft²

Residential

327 Russell Station Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4668528

Everything Has Been Done And This Super Home Is Move-in Ready! Set Back On A Country Road, This Yellow Charmer Awaits New Owners Who Just Want To Settle Back And Enjoy Living Here! Front Roof Has Been Reshingled, Clapboards Repaired/ Painted, Porch Totally ...

A Comfy Balance Of Old And New! Antique 1790 Ca...

Photo of Listing #4668895

$269,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3.03 Acres
  • 1,542 ft²

Residential

62 Mountain Road Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4668895

A Comfy Balance Of Old And New! Antique 1790 Cape With Wide Pine Floors, Fireplaces, Post And Beam Construction, Modernized Over Time With New Thermal Windows, Open Concept 1st Floor Plan, Kitchen With Tiled Island, 'apartment' For Rental, Family Or Au Pair...

Mid-century Modern Transformed For Today's Tast...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #4663998

$247,000 Active

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

Residential

731 Bennington Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4663998

Mid-century Modern Transformed For Today's Taste. Miles Of Gleaming White Crown Molding, 12 Ft High Ceilings, Front To Back Open Concept Living Room/dining Room With 10 Ft Cabinet Media Center, Black And White Granite Skylit Kitchen, Skylit Den With Firepla...

Country Farm House On 3.3 Acres! Conveniently L...

Photo of Listing #4668562

$224,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3.32 Acres
  • 1,454 ft²

Residential

62 Clarkville Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4668562

Country Farm House On 3.3 Acres! Conveniently Located 30 Minutes From Nashua, 40 Minutes From Manchester & Concord, 20 Minutes From Milford And Peterborough And 1 Hour And 20 Minutes From Boston. Modern Kitchen With Granite Counters And Custom Cabinets, New...

This 12 Acre Parcel Has 1151 Feet Of Frontage O...

Photo of Listing #4651738

$150,000 Active

  • 12 Acres

Land

Cross Road And 2nd Nh Tpke, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4651738

This 12 Acre Parcel Has 1151 Feet Of Frontage On The South Branch Of The Piscataquog River . There Is A Special Building Spot On A High Bluff Overlooking The River. Wonderful Country Neighborhood With Networks Of Gravel Roads For Walking, Biking, And Hors...

Beautiful Wooded Lot With Frontage On Benningto...

Photo of Listing #4657919

$121,000 Active

  • 36 Acres

Land

Bennington/fischer Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4657919

Beautiful Wooded Lot With Frontage On Bennington Road(route 47) And Long Road Frontage On Fischer Hill Road. Level To Gently Sloping Topography & Picturesque Stream Running Through The Parcel. Ideal Country Setting For Privacy Seekers And Wildlife Enthusiasts.

Beautiful 10 Acre Wooded Building Lot In France...

Photo of Listing #4617019

$89,900 Active

  • 10.09 Acres

Land

Wilson Hill Rd, Francestown, New Hampshire

MLS® #4617019

Beautiful 10 Acre Wooded Building Lot In Francestown, Near Crotched Mountain Golf And Ski Area. Private And Serene Setting Off A Quiet Street. Deeded, Shared Gravel Drive Of Approximately 440+ Feet Shared With Adjacent 10 Acre Lot.

 

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Listing information last updated on January 16th, 2018 at 12:22pm EST.