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Coos (Coös) County, New Hampshire

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  • Charles M. Streeter (1837 - 1882)
  • Azubah Garnsey (1799 - 1852)
    She was Abner Garnsey's second wife (he first married Lydia Welch) and he married Elizabeth Albee two months after Zuba's death. Surname also found as Gurnsey and Guernsey.
  • Minard Jesse Anthony (1897 - 1975)
    Residence : Bartlett, New Hampshire 03812, USA* Residence : Brownfield, Oxford, Maine - 1900* Census : June 6 1900 - BROWNFIELD, ME* Census : Apr 29 1910 - BROWNFIELD, ME* Residence : Brownfield, Oxfor...
  • Sarah Maynard Hall (1876 - 1949)
    Sarah 'Sally' Maynard Hall (Drew) Find A Grave Memorial ID # 161840992
  • Harold James Carr (1908 - 1964)
    Harold is the son of William P. Carr & Frances C. McGee. He married Barbara Mildred Wood on 15 June 1931 at Woodstock, VT. He married (2nd) Louise Merle (Potwin) Goodell on 15 Sep 1962 at Hartford, VT....

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Coös County was separated from the northern part of Grafton County, New Hampshire, and organized at Berlin on December 24, 1803, although the county seat was later moved to Lancaster, with an additional shire town at Colebrook. The name Coös derives from the Algonquian word meaning "small pines".

During the American Revolutionary War two units of troops of the Continental Army — Bedel's Regiment and Whitcomb's Rangers — were raised from the settlers of Coös. From the Treaty of Paris of 1783 until 1835, the boundaries in the northern tip of the county (and New Hampshire itself) were disputed with Lower Canada (which was soon to become part of the Province of Canada), and for some years residents of the area formed the independent Republic of Indian Stream.

Coös County includes all of the state's northern panhandle. Major industries include forestry and tourism, with the once-dominant paper-making industry in sharp decline. The county straddles two of the state's tourism regions. The southernmost portion of the county is part of the White Mountains Region and is home to Mount Washington. The remainder of the county is known as the Great North Woods Region, or known locally as the North Country.

Adajcent Counties & Provinces

Cities & Towns

  • Berlin
  • Carroll
  • Clarksville
  • Colebrook
  • Columbia
  • Dalton
  • Dummer
  • Errol
  • Gorham
  • Jefferson
  • Lancaster (County Seat)
  • Milan
  • Northumberland
  • Pittsburg
  • Randolph
  • Shelburne
  • Stark
  • Stewartstown
  • Stratford
  • Whitefield

Other Townships, Communities & Villages: Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant, Bean's Grant, Bean's Purchase, Beatties, Bretton Woods, Cambridge, Cascade, Chandler's Purchase, Colebrook, Crawford's Purchase, Cutt's Grant, Dix's Grant, Dixville, Dixville Notch, Erving's Location, Green's Grant, Groveton, Hadley's Purchase, Kilkenny, Low and Burbank's Grant, Martin's Location, Millsfield, North Stratford, Odell, Paris, Pinkham's Grant, Sargent's Purchase, Second College Grant, Success, Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, Tinkerville, Twin Mountain, Wentworth's Location and West Stewartstown



National Register of Historic Places

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge (part)

White Mountain National Forest (part)

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Berlin and Coös County Historical Society

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