06 Sept 2002
(The home of the Fall Foliage Festival)
Postal Code: 03278 Elevation 475 Feet.
|Founded in 1774|
Warner is a quaint little country village in northern Merrimack County, New Hampshire, surrounded by mountains, ski areas, & lakes. The town is located about 20 miles from Concord the State capitol. Warner has a unique combination of rural atmosphere and still has the advantage of being in close proximity to a growing urban area. Its current population is around 2500 people residing in an area 7 miles wide by 11 miles long. The now progressive nature of Warner citizens, and its historical society is an ideal environment for the genealogist searching for his or her ancestors.
incorporated in 1774, but its history dates back to 1735 when it was an unnamed area.
Walter Harriman's book, "The History of Warner, N.H. 1735-1879" reports
on this era covering 144 years of Warner history. This 600 page volume also has a complete
list of surnamed Warner settlers from that era. A second volume, also issued
by the Warner Historical Society, takes up where the Harriman book stopped. This one
If you wish to
purchase the Harriman History of Warner, you can do so, at either the Town Clerk's
office, or through the Warner Historical Society. The cost is $50.00 for the 600 page
Historical Society was originally formed in 1932 but it soon failed. Not until 1968
did a group of concerned citizens begin again. This time they created the very active, and
healthy, Warner Historical Society of today. They are located at 15 W. Main St.
The coming of the railroad was
an important milestone in the development of Warner. It was first proposed on June 24,
1848 and chartered as the Concord & Claremont RR. On September 21 1849 it
formally opened with an inagural trip from Concord to Warner a distance of 18 miles.
The RR was later taken over by the Northern RR, and at one point there were seven RR
stations in Warner. The Railroad era lasted just over hundred years. When
there was very little left of that era, the remaining station buildings were either
demolished or converted to structures with no historical significance. Access the excellent Warner Municipal Town Page. Learn more about Warner's
History Note: at one point in the early days of Warner there were three covered bridges in use. To look into yesteryear,
two of them are still preserved, the Waterloo and the Dalton covered
BRIDGES. They still accept vehicular traffic. (SEE TOWN PAGE)
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|Warner Cemetery Information
Historical Society Surname List
Newton N.H. Early History Page
Pillsbury Free Library Web Page
Warner Municipal Town Page