You will find Dalton, NH in the picturesque area of the Great Northern Woods.
This territory, first granted in 1764 under the name Chiswick, originally encompassed Lisbon,
Littleton, and Dalton.
In 1770, a portion of the grant was renamed Apthorp, after relatives of the Wentworths. At that time,
the grantees were bought out by Colonel Moses Little, commander of the 24th Massachusetts Bay
Regiment and relative of the Apthorp family.
In 1784, the grant was divided into two towns, Littleton, named for the Colonel, and Dalton, which
bears the name of the Colonel's great-grandson, Tristram Dalton, a prominent colonial merchant
and classmate of Governor John Wentworth at Harvard.
More information: Dalton Historical Society website.
About Dalton, New Hampshire
Town of Dalton, New Hampshire ®2009
The Town of Dalton is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.
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