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 draws thousands of people from all over New England and the country.
Warner is home to Mount Kearsarge, at 2937 feet above sea level, it is the highest point in Merrimack Country and the third tallest peak south of the White Mountains. The view from the summit includes the White Mountains, Green Mountains, New Hampshire coast, and the tallest buildings in Boston.
The town of Warner was granted in 1735 from the General Court of Massachusetts to Thomas Stevens and sixty other inhabitants under the name of “Number One.” The terms of the grant were that each grantee should, within three years, clear and fence in five acres of land and build a house, erect a church, a “settle a learned orthodox minister,” otherwise it would revert to the province of Massachusetts. The grantees settled in the southeast part of the present day town and erected a saw-mill in the area known as Davisville. The Currier & Ives Byway route travels through the Town of Warner in the Davisville area.
Learn more about the Town of Warner at www.warner.nh.us, www.kearsargechamber.org, www.warnerhistorical.org.