Coös County GenWeb
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Coös County got it's name from the Coo-ash-auke Indians, whose name means "Dwellers in the pine tree country". The Indian word "Cohos" or "coo-ash" signifies pines. It was referred to as upper and lower Cohos. The county was originally a part of Grafton County when in November 1791 the inhabitants of Lancaster, Northumber-land, and Stratford, petitioned the State of New Hampshire for a new county. The petitioners requested to be "...separated from the said County of Grafton and made a new County by a line drawn from Connecticut River between the Towns of Concord alias Gunthwait and Littleton and on Eastward taking in the Towns of Conway, Eaton..." It was granted in 1803.
"Land of the Forest and the Rock!
Of dark-blue Lake and mighty River!
Of Mountains, reared aloft to mock.
The storm's career, the earthquake's shock.
Our own Coös forever!"
County's Bordering Coös County
and don't forget Quebec, Canada
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Last Updated 12/02/13