Willowdale Settlement
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 44° 16.733 W 071° 48.683
19T E 275655 N 4906692
Quick Description: Willowdale Settlement
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2006 7:42:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMCPF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Willowdale was established around a sawmill that was built in 1812. The village thrived because sawmills, gristmills, and a factory producing sawmill machinery were powered by the Ammonoosuc River. After the Littleton Lumber Company opened in 1870, the village grew rapidly to include stores, a post office, a school, railroad siding, and a hall. The company employed as many as 60 workers and produced 3 to 6 million board feet yearly until fire destroyed it in 1898. The village never recovered and slowly dwindled away until it disappeared altogether, a fate suffered by other 19th century mill villages.

Located along NH 302 at a site .10 mile east of the Littleton-Lisbon town line near the corner of the turn-off.
Marker Name: Willowdale Settlement

Official Marker Number: 185

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Littleton

Date Marker Established: 2003

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