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Harrisville is a unique, preserved 19th-century mill town first settled in 1774 that is located in the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire. The New Hampshire General Court formed Harrisville township in July 1870 from lands ceded by Dublin, Hancock, Nelson, Marlborough and Roxbury. See Harrisville’s Wikipedia Entry
Here is an extract of Harrisville’s Incorporation Papers. (for a copy of the original document, go here.)
“An Act to constitute the Town of Harrisville from a part of the territory of the Towns of Dublin and Nelson. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened.
That all the part of Dublin and all that part of Nelson lying within the following lines and boundaries to wit: – beginning at a stake marked “D.M.” in the line of Marlborough and Dublin at the southwest corner of lot No. 22 in the eighth range of lots in said Dublin thence north the length of three lots in the line of Marlborough and Roxbury to the northwest corner of Dublin at a stake marked “D.R.” thence south seventy nine degrees and forty five minutes east, seven rods….”