Towns along the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway:
The Only Henniker On Earth is a residential town located along the beautiful, meandering Contoocook River. In the settlement of the land dispute between New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1740, Henniker was allotted township number 6 in the lines of towns between the Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers. In the Charter of 1768, Governor Wentworth named the town of Henniker in honor of his friend, John Henniker, Esq., a wealthy London merchant of leather and furs.
Incorporated in 1765, the Town of Hopkinton was once the state capital and a popular stop on the passenger rail line between Boston and Montreal. Hopkinton and its business district of Contoocook Village offer small town ambiance through a blend of well preserved history and natural beauty. In addition to working farms and the oldest covered railroad bridge in the United States, both villages host a variety of eclectic shops and services.
Salisbury is a picturesque rural New England town nestled between Mount Kearsarge and Ragged Mountain. Experience the serene tranquility of Historic Salisbury while biking, hiking, fishing, bird watching, antiquing, enjoying historical attractions, skiing, and taking in scenic landscapes. As of the 2011 census, 1,382 people call Salisbury their home. In 1790, the first year the census was taken, 1,372 residents were recorded.
Webster, New Hampshire was incorporated on July 4th, 1860 when it separated from its parent town and eastern neighbor, Boscawen. It was named was in honor of famed lawyer, legislator and orator Daniel Webster (1782 – 1852) who was born in Salisbury and practiced law in Boscawen.
The Town of Warner, is situated in the western part of Merrimack County, at the entry to the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. Its village center is pleasant and picturesque with neatness and thrift evident in all the surroundings of this New England town. In May, Warner celebrates the annual Spring into Warner Arts Festival and in October, on Columbus Day weekend, the annual Fall Foliage Festival, which drawn thousands of people from all over New England and the country.