Wilton, New Hampshire
Wilton, New Hampshire is a small residential community of about 4000 people located in south-central Hillsborough County. Formerly a mill town powered by the Souhegan River, Wilton is now home to a few commercial and industrial businesses but is mainly comprised of residents who work outside the town lines. Farms and orchards dot the landscape with many secluded forests and streams available for sportsmen. Wilton has much to offer the young family from local stores and shops to soccer fields and basketball courts. Beautiful homes lining picturesque country roads make Wilton a very desirable location to put down roots.
Originally granted to soldiers from Salem, Massachusetts who fought a failed siege attempt of Quebec in 1690, Wilton was named Salem-Canada when it was first chartered in 1735 as a part of Massachusetts. At the time, Salem-Canada was a part of Massachusetts' northern border and designed to repel attacks from local natives. Regranted in 1749 as "Number 2" by Governor Benning Wentworth, the town was eventually incorporated in 1762 and named Wilton. The origin of the town's name has been up for debate since the reason for naming it Wilton has been lost to the years. Some believe it was named after Wilton, England, others believe it was named in honor of Sir Joseph Wilton, English sculptor and carriage designer for King George III. Whatever the reason, Wilton has a proud heritage and a charm all its own.
Living twenty minutes from Manchester and only one hour from Boston gives Wilton residents all the convenience of city living with all the comforts of the country. Downhill skiing, swimming, fishing and hiking are all within Wilton's town lines. Folks who enjoy the great outdoors will revel in the Russell-Abbott State Forest (partially inside Wilton) and the Townsend State Forest just over the border in northern Massachusetts. In addition to Wilton's municipal parks, there are several youth sport organizations in town offering basketball, soccer and baseball. Wilton has its own cinema and all the mall shopping you could ever want is just thirty minutes away in nearby Manchester.
Wilton, New Hampshire is a part of the Wilton-Lyndeboro School District, SAU #63 which consists of Wilton and, of course, Lyndeboro. Wilton students of kindergarten age up to grade six attend the Florence Rideout Elementary School. Wilton and Lyndeboro students in grades seven through twelve are enrolled in the Wilton-Lyndeboro Cooperative Middle/High School.
Wilton is the perfect southern New Hampshire town - full of history and not just a little charm. If Wilton or any other wonderful New Hampshire town sounds like the place you want to live, please call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987. We know the towns, we know the people, and we have the listings. Call us today for more information.
Florence Rideout Elementary School(k-6)
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