Information about Peterborough, NH and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Peterborough

Not too many small towns are home to two theater groups, or, for that matter, The MacDowell Colony, the country's oldest artists retreat. We were featured in Thorton Wilder's play "Our Town" because of our well-manicured landscaping, original architecture and parks and river. Long a haven for artists, composers and authors, Peterborough has a comfortable feel for visitors and unique atmosphere for the creative to create and share.

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The history of Peterborough

Granted by Massachusetts in 1737, it was first permanently settled in 1749. The town suffered several attacks during the French and Indian War. Nevertheless, by 1759, there were fifty families settled. Incorporated on January 17, 1760 by Governor Benning Wentworth, it was named after Lieutenant Peter Prescott (1709–1784) of Concord, Massachusetts, a prominent land speculator. The Contoocook River and Nubanusit Brook offered numerous sites for watermills, and Peterborough became a prosperous mill town. In 1810, the first cotton factory was established. By 1859, when the population was 2,222, there were four additional cotton factories, plus a woolen mill. Other industries included two paper mills, an iron foundry, a machine shop, a carriage factory, a basket manufacturer, a maker of trusses and supporters, a boot and shoe factory, seven sawmills, and three gristmills.

Contact Information

Address:
10 Wilton Rd
Peterborough, New Hampshire
03458

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Businesses in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Here is a collection of local Peterborough, 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.

Art Lodging Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping

 

Peterborough Art Academy & Gallery

Art

Instruction, Art Supplies and Contemporary Art Gallery.

 

Birchwood Inn

Lodging

Three charming suites and two rooms, all with private baths

 

Greenfield Inn B & B

Lodging

Let's sleep in Victorian splendor

 

Little River Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Recently renovated 1870s farmhouse

 

The Inn at East Hill Farm

Lodging

An Authentic Farm Vacation

 

The Lane Hotel

Lodging

Our boutique hotel combines the best of the past and present

 

Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride

Museums / Attractions

Crotched Mountain is one of the most distinctive ski areas

 

Mariposa Museum

Museums / Attractions

Museum of artifacts from around the world

 

Brady's American Grill

Restaurants

Casual and tasty American favorites

 

C'est la Vie

Restaurants

French bakery with fresh pastries and take out lunch.

 

Dodge Farm Antiques

Restaurants

Period Furniture, early ceramics, and collectibles

 

Lee & Mt. Fuji at the Boiler House

Restaurants

The finest in Chinese and Japanese cuisine

 

Nonie's

Restaurants

The epitome of home-town dining

 

Pearl Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Restaurants

Lively and elegant

 

bowerbird & friends antiques

Shopping

Reclaiming the past

 

Hidden Treasures of New Hampshire

Shopping

Antiques, vintage goods, toys and collectibles

 

Hobbs Jewelers

Shopping

A full service jewelry store

 

Joseph's Coat

Shopping

Unique items and gifts made by artisans the world over

 

The Magic Flute Child

Shopping

All things for children young and young in heart!

 

Underneath It All

Shopping

Personal and professional service