NEW IPSWICH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Ipswich, granted in 1735 and incorporated as a town in 1762 is named after Ipswich, Massachusetts. Its location on the Souhegan River provided water power in New Ipswich for the development of mills and factories that produced glass, potash and linseed oil. The first woolen mill in New Hampshire was established in New Ipswich in 1801 followed by the first cotton mill in 1804.
Bypassed by the railroad, much of New Ipswich’s history has been preserved. Its affluence as a community can be seen in its historic architecture including the Barrett House, a Federal style mansion located on Main Street that is part of the New Ipswich Center Village Historic District.
New Ipswich Mountain, part of the Wapack range, is the highest point in town. The 21-mile Wapack Trail passes through New Ipswich, which is nestled between Mount Monadnock and Mount Wachusett.