Eaton, New Hampshire, Real Estate - Homes, Land & Commercial Properties For Sale
Eaton was granted and incorporated November 7, 1766 by Benning Wentworth, governor of the Province of New Hampshire under King George III. The Town?s 25,600 acres were divided equally between Clement March and 65 associates. According to the Charter, they were obliged to plant and cultivate 5 acres out of every 50 acres within 5 years and continue at that rate or lose their land to the Town to be re-granted.
Most of the grantees were absentee landholders and speculators. They had difficulty meeting the requirements. By 1790, 42 of them sold their land at a tax sale for one or two dollars per 100 acre lots.
Eaton was settled by pioneers. One of the first settlers and first to buy land in Eaton was William Robertson in 1784. Eaton's written history begins with the first Town meeting held at Samuel Banfill's house on July 1 of the same year. By 1790, there were 253 persons and 44 households in Eaton, which included the territory of Madison, but not many of these inhabitants lived within present day Eaton limits. There were very few settlers in today?s Eaton before 1812.
Today Eaton, New Hampshire is a picturesque New England town with beautiful Crystal Lake, ponds and mountain scenery. Most real estate is in the form of homes and land with a few commercial properties. Properties are split between residential real estate and vacation homes.
2016 Rate: $10.86
Phone: (603) 447-2840
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