Dublin lies in the extreme eastern part of the county, in
lat. 45° 54' and long. 4° 59', bounded north by
Harrisville, east by Peterboro, in Hillsboro county, south by
Jaffrey, and west by
Marlboro. It was originally granted by the proprietors of land purchased
of John Tufton Mason, to Matthew Thornton and thirty-nine others, November
3, 1749, the charter being given by Col. Joseph Blanchard, of Dunstable, and
was called Monadnock No. 3, or North Monadnock. The grant comprised an area
of thirty-six square miles, or a territory seven miles long and five wide,
and was given under the usual charter restrictions, among which that the
whole tract be divided into seventy-one equal shares, each share to contain
three lots, equitably coupled together, and to be drawn for at Dunstable, on
or before the first day of July, 1750. On March 29, 1775, it was
incorporated under the province laws, and legally given the name of Dublin.
At this incorporation the township received a confirmatory charter from New
Hampshire, issued by Governor Wentworth. In 1870 the township received a
great curtailment of its territorial limits. Up to this time Nelson had
bounded it on the north, the boundary line passing through the center of
Harrisville village. But on the 2d of July of that year all the northern
part of the town lying between the present northern line of the town and
Harrisville village, was set off towards forming, with the southern part of
Nelson, the new township of Harrisville. It is supposed that the town
received its name from Dublin, Ireland, as the early settlers of the
territory were of Scotch-Irish origin; but at the time of the incorporation
only one of this class, Henry Strongman, remained, though he, it is said,
was a native of Dublin, Ireland, and this fact is supposed to have settled
This history entails tax records, sketches of early industry, churches, military, and benevolent societies, as well as biographies, genealogies and sketches of the early settlers.
- History of Dublin, New Hampshire
- General History of Dublin, NH
- Early Settlers of Dublin, NH
- Early Government of Dublin, NH
- Early Industry of Dublin, NH
- Tax Records of Dublin, NH
- Military Records of Dublin, NH
- Dublin Village
- Church History of Dublin, NH
- Biographies of Dublin, New Hampshire
- Appleton, Francis, Jr.
- Brown, Samuel
- Derby, Samuel
- Fisk, Warren L.
- Gowing , John Jr.
- Howe, Elmer B.
- Jones, Samuel
- Knight, Ira D.
- Knowlton, John
- Mason, Thaddeus, Jr.
- Moore, Abram, Captain
- Morse, Thomas
- Perry, Ivory
- Pierce, Samuel
- Piper, Henry H.
- Piper, Solomon
- Powers, Asa
- Richardson, Abijah
- Smith, Henry H.
- Townsend, David
- Wellman, Jacob
- Weston, Roger