Greenville

Greenville is one of New Hampshire’s smallest towns at only 6.9 square miles. It is also the 3rd youngest town in New Hampshire. I was worried that I wouldn’t find enough to blog about, but, boy was I wrong!

The center of town is rich in history with old mills, now repurposed for businesses and living spaces. The Souhegan River runs through the center of town with a wonderful dam (High Falls) that once powered the mills…

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Town hall fits right in with all of the beautiful old brick mill buildings…

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There are several lovely churches in town, as well…

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The place in Greenville that fascinated me the most was Birdhouse Swamp. A search of the internet revealed nothing about who started it or how it came to be. In addition to the birdhouses, are quite a few hand painted signs telling you how far you are from various towns/cities and quite a few cut up licence plates some fashioned into crosses…

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I’m glad the person that painted the sign on the bottom thinks NH is OK, but I think it’s great! The swamp is actually fairly large and I’m sure it hosts many birds year-round…

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Along with an obvious love of birds (or at least birdhouses),  many folks in town also have a love of horses…

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At one time, there was also a wildlife park in town. I can remember bringing my son, now 17 years old, there when he was just barely walking. It has been gone for a number of years, but reminders can still be seen…

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On Fitchburg Road (Rt 31) there is a great view of the Frost Mountain View Farm…

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I finished my tour of Greenville with a stop along the Souhegan River…

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I was pleasantly surprised with my tour of Greenville, it may be small, but it has a lot to offer in the ways of scenery and history.

To find out more about Greenville, visit the State of NH website or the Town Of Greenville website

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2 Comments on “Greenville”

  1. Val Bell January 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I grew up in Greenville in the 40’s & 50’s. This brings back many memories.

  2. Touring NH January 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Hi Val, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I’ll bet Greenville has changed a lot since the 50’s.

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