Hopkinton, New Hampshire Real Estate and Relocation Guide
Hopkinton, New Hampshire a town of about 5,500 residents, is located just west of the state capital in Concord. One of the most frequently asked questions by visitors is "If it is the 'Town of Hopkinton' where does 'Contoocook' fit in?".
Incorporated in 1765, the Town of Hopkinton actually consisted of three villages, Hopkinton, West Hopkinton and Contoocook. The first settlers came to the Contoocook River valley in the 1730's, eventually creating the three villages with forts, meeting places, and other infrastructure. Because of its position on the river, Contoocook became the commercial center and Hopkinton the seat of town government, an arrangement that still exists today.
Located in Merrimack county, Hopkinton features easy highway access to New England's major cities. The closest major airport is in Manchester, 40 minutes south of Hopkinton. Four interchanges from Interstate 89 provide access to Hopkinton and Contoocook.
A classic New England town, Hopkinton also features one of New Hampshire's famed covered bridges. The Rowell Bridge #9 is located north of Route 127 on Clement Hill Road over the Contoocook River in West Hopkinton. The bridge was built in 1853 by Horace Childs of Henniker with the help of his brothers. The original cost was $300.25. The Burr type construction is unusual in that solid timber arches are fitted end to end and bolted to the side timbers to form the basic design.
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