Nestled at the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest, beautiful Rumney, New Hampshire was originally chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1761 and finally settled in 1767. The settlers found the land fertile and by the 1850s, the population quickly grew to over 1000 people.
The town became home to several sawmills, a tannery and a ladder factory. Rumney Depot played host to the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad beginning in 1850.
Today, Rumney, which is comprised of 5 smaller villages, Rumney Village, West Rumney, Rumney Depot, Quincy and Stinson Lake, is a cozy town of approximately 1500 good folk. It is home to the world famous climbing destination, Rumney Rocks and the “Polar Caves”, a tourist spot known for spectacular views and it’s glowing rock formations. It is home to several top-notch restaurants and features a classic New England common – which will see the dedication of a new gazebo this year in honor of the 250th anniversary.
The people of Rumney invite you to join them in celebrating this special anniversary and to come explore their remarkable town.
79 Depot Street
Rumney, New Hampshire 03266
Gail Carr: (603) 786-9403
Diana Kindell: (603) 786-9913
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