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Situated in a hilly, rocky, forested area, and with 26 lakes and ponds, Washington is a picturesque resort area. It is home to Pillsbury State Park. Ashuelot Pond is in the southwest, and part of Highland Lake is in the south. Lovewell Mountain, elevation 2,496 feet (761 m) above sea level, is the highest point in town. The Washington Town Common, elevation 1,507 feet (459 m), is the highest town center in the state. Washington is bordered by Goshen to the northwest, Newbury and Bradford to the northeast, Hillsborough and Windsor to the southeast, Stoddard to the south, Marlow to the southwest, and Lempster to the west.

Granted in 1735 by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts, the town was one of the fort towns designated to protect the colonies from Indian attack, named "Monadnock Number 8". In 1751, the town was granted by Governor Benning Wentworth as "New Concord". As the grant was never settled, the charter was revoked. Reuben Kidder of New Ipswich acquired the grant, naming it "Camden". The first settlers arrived in 1768 and built log houses. By 1773, the community had 132 inhabitants. On December 13, 1776, the newly established American revolutionary government incorporated the town as "Washington", after George Washington — the first named in his honor.

By 1830, the population had grown to 1,135. Using water power from the streams, mills manufactured lumber, barrel staves, shingles, chair parts, bobbins, whip sockets, hosiery, bricks and washboards. Gristmills ground grain. Sheep farms, producing wool and mutton, were an important business. In 1840, there were 200 farms. Tubbs Union Academy was founded in 1849, and although it did not last long, the school once enrolled over 100 students from New Hampshire and beyond. The first Seventh-day Adventist church was established in Washington in 1862. In 1886, the town produced 53 tons of maple sugar.

The railroad era brought tourists, and hotels were built on the lakes and ponds; however, with 19th century migration to the Midwest, the town's population dwindled. As of 1960, it contained only 162 inhabitants. Washington has grown since, as its scenic beauty attracts tourists and retirees. The town contains significant examples of early architecture, including the Town Hall, built as a meetinghouse in 1787, the Congregational Church built in 1840, and the first Seventh-day Adventist Church built circa 1843.

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307 Ashuelot Drive, Washington, NH 03280

Price$540,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4691290

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Square Feet 4564

This year round rural home offers a mix of rustic lake house architecture combined with modern elegance in the bedrooms and baths. Ideal for a writer seeking solitude, nature lovers or recreation seekers. Offering natural frontage with minimal landscaping required on Ashuelot Lake, the house is bathed in beautiful sunsets, in all season, which fade behind the Old Marlow Road Town Forest directly across the lake, offering a combined water, conservation land, hillside and sunset view, all together at one time. From the crack of dawn the morning sun bounces off the lake to light up the opposite shore hills, offering peace and quiet. The boating and dock area enjoys the afternoon sun but there is also plenty of shade from mature hardwood trees. The egress up a connecting piece of the Ashuelot River starts 200 yards from the property and offers a great mile long kayak/canoe trail through mixed forest and waterfront homes. Wildlife is plentiful on the shoreline with Loons nesting in early spring, American Bald Eagles fish from the top of shoreline pines to feed their nest in early spring, and a great array of birds offer year round entertainment and beauty. The bass fishing is great, including ice fishing for those so inclined! Speaking of winter; ice skate, snowshoe, cross country ski, snow mobile - all right out your door! Meticulously and lovingly maintained, there are many wonderful features included in this home that you won't want to miss! Memories are waiting, start now!

Listed by Anne Gallagher Dionian of Harbor Light Realty

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 4.63% last updated on Dec 13, 2018
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155 Windrun Road, Washington, NH 03280

Price$895,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4677050

  • Residential Single Family
  • Listing Agent Name Jane Williams
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 4

Reduction in Price! Make this house your home. Priced aggressively so you will have time to enjoy beautiful Island Pond this summer! Amazing waterfront home on 13.75 acres. Custom built by with every amenity one could imagine. Best views of lake and Lovell Mountain from every room. Maple hardwood floors, custom kitchen is part of Great Room with granite and high end Viking Range and hood plus two refrigerators, butlers pantry separates the kitchen from formal dining room, French doors from Dining Room to Living room to take advantage of the view. Hurricane shades for better viewing your projection TV from 2 drop down screens. Great room boasts brick fireplace and wood storage. Huge first floor Master suite with jacuzzi bath, walkin closet - many storage areas - Unfinished room over 3 car garage - generator-alarm system for house, oil tanks, temperature control. Huge 3 bay barn for large equipment plus room above - high doors, high ceilings. Many more amenities for your living pleasure!! Island Pond is a clear deep lake and offers true, gracious lake living! No Drive bys Please.

Listed by Jane Williams of Manning Williams Agency

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 4.63% last updated on Dec 13, 2018
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
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