A little about Exeter
Exeter was founded in 1639, what other communities call historic we call urban renewal. Visit our shops, walk our streets and visualize almost 400 years of history.
The history of Exeter
The area was once the domain of the Squamscott Native Americans, a sub-tribe of the Pennacook nation, which fished at the falls where the Exeter River becomes the tidal Squamscott, the site around which the future town of Exeter would grow. On April 3, 1638, the Reverend John Wheelwright and others purchased the land from Wehanownowit, the sagamore. Wheelwright had been exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a puritan theocracy, for sharing the dissident religious views of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson. The minister took with him about 175 individuals to found the town he named after Exeter in Devon, England. One of the four original townships in the province, Exeter originally included Newmarket, Newfields, Brentwood, Epping and Fremont. On July 4, 1639, 35 freemen of Exeter signed the Exeter Combination, a document written by Reverend Wheelwright to establish their own government.The settlers hunted, planted and fished.
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Businesses in Exeter, New Hampshire
Here is a collection of local Exeter, New Hampshire businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.
We bake our cupcakes and desserts every day through the day
Pimentos Restaurant and Lounge
Using the freshest ingredients for each season
The Green Bean On Water
Specializing in homemade soups, salads and sandwiches
Tranquility Salon and Skincare
Experience the essence of luxurious services & treatments
Cornucopia Wine and Cheese Market
A friendly, fun(ky) shop with a European flair
Santerre's Stones 'n Stuff
Offering an eclectic mix of beads, jewelry and minerals