Clarksville, New Hampshire

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=== Brief History  ===
 
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Clarksville was originally part of a large land tract deeded by to Dartmouth College in 1789. To raise cash for the college, portions of the land were purchased by two Dartmouth graduates, Joseph Murdock of Norwich, Vermont, and Benjamin Clark of Boston. The land was cleared for settlement by the Clark family. In 1853, the town was incorporated as Clarksville, but remained known as Dartmouth College Grant until 1872.
  
 
=== Historical Data  ===
 
=== Historical Data  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
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Clarksville Town Office; 408 NH Route 145; Clarksville, NH 03592 
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Older records were kept at 
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Stewartstown Town Office; PO Box 119; West Stewartstown, NH 03597
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=== Obituaries  ===
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[http://www.colebrook-nh.com/Public_Documents/ColebrookNH_Library/index The Colebrook Public Library] stores obituaries of former local area residents, including those that have at one time resided in Clarksville.  These are not online, but are available for viewing at the library.
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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Perry Cemetery, West Road
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Young Cemetery, Route 145
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Old County Road Cemetery (In 2007 this cemetery had a stone placed to mark its location. The stones were destroyed during winter road maintenance.)
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'''Private cemeteries/ Single family plots:'''
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Strawberry Hill, old Benjamin Young Farm, Route 145
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Chappell, Route 145
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LeFefebvre, Route 145
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'''Other:''' an incomplete list of Coos County Cemeteries can also be found on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=32&CScnty=1900 Find-A-Grave].
  
 
=== Churches  ===
 
=== Churches  ===
  
Clarksville has no organized church within its bounds.
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Clarksville has no organized church within its bounds.  
  
 
=== Town Records  ===
 
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Clarksville Town Office; 408 NH Route 145; Clarksville, NH 03592
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Coos County Courthouse; 55 School Street; Lancaster, New Hampshire 03584<br>
  
 
=== Land Records  ===
 
=== Land Records  ===
  
[http://www.nhdeeds.com/coos/CoHome.html Coos County Registry of Deeds], 55 School Street, Lancaster, NH 03584
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[http://www.nhdeeds.com/coos/CoHome.html Coos County Registry of Deeds], 55 School Street, Lancaster, NH 03584  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
There are two local newspapers that write about the town of Clarksville and its residents: [http://www.colbsent.com/ The News and Sentinel] and [http://www.colebrookchronicle.com/ The Colebrook Chronicle]. Although not digitalized, [http://www.colebrook-nh.com/Public_Documents/ColebrookNH_Library/index the Colebrook, New Hampshire library] extracts obituaries from both papers and has those on file.
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There are two local newspapers that write about the town of Clarksville and its residents: [http://www.colbsent.com/ The News and Sentinel] and [http://www.colebrookchronicle.com/ The Colebrook Chronicle]. Although not digitalized, [http://www.colebrook-nh.com/Public_Documents/ColebrookNH_Library/index the Colebrook, New Hampshire library] extracts obituaries from both papers and has those on file.  
  
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
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Alice M. Ward Memorial Library 27 Park Street, Canaan, VT 05903<br>Bremer Pond Memorial Library, 12 School Street, Pittsburg, NH 03592<br>[http://www.colebrook-nh.com/Public_Documents/ColebrookNH_Library/index Colebrook Public Library], 126 Main Street, Colebrook, NH 03576<br>Dennis Joos Memorial Library, 1526 South Main Street, West Stewartstown, NH 03597<br>  
 
Alice M. Ward Memorial Library 27 Park Street, Canaan, VT 05903<br>Bremer Pond Memorial Library, 12 School Street, Pittsburg, NH 03592<br>[http://www.colebrook-nh.com/Public_Documents/ColebrookNH_Library/index Colebrook Public Library], 126 Main Street, Colebrook, NH 03576<br>Dennis Joos Memorial Library, 1526 South Main Street, West Stewartstown, NH 03597<br>  
  
[http://www.pittsburg-nh.com/TownPages/HistoricalSociety.html Pittsburg Historical Society], Main Street, Pittsburg, NH 03592
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[http://www.pittsburg-nh.com/TownPages/HistoricalSociety.html Pittsburg Historical Society], Main Street, Pittsburg, NH 03592  
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

Clarksville was originally part of a large land tract deeded by to Dartmouth College in 1789. To raise cash for the college, portions of the land were purchased by two Dartmouth graduates, Joseph Murdock of Norwich, Vermont, and Benjamin Clark of Boston. The land was cleared for settlement by the Clark family. In 1853, the town was incorporated as Clarksville, but remained known as Dartmouth College Grant until 1872.

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

Clarksville Town Office; 408 NH Route 145; Clarksville, NH 03592 

Older records were kept at 

Stewartstown Town Office; PO Box 119; West Stewartstown, NH 03597

Obituaries

The Colebrook Public Library stores obituaries of former local area residents, including those that have at one time resided in Clarksville.  These are not online, but are available for viewing at the library.

Probate Records

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

Perry Cemetery, West Road

Young Cemetery, Route 145

Old County Road Cemetery (In 2007 this cemetery had a stone placed to mark its location. The stones were destroyed during winter road maintenance.)

Private cemeteries/ Single family plots:

Strawberry Hill, old Benjamin Young Farm, Route 145

Chappell, Route 145

LeFefebvre, Route 145

Other: an incomplete list of Coos County Cemeteries can also be found on Find-A-Grave.

Churches

Clarksville has no organized church within its bounds.

Town Records

Clarksville Town Office; 408 NH Route 145; Clarksville, NH 03592

Coos County Courthouse; 55 School Street; Lancaster, New Hampshire 03584

Land Records

Coos County Registry of Deeds, 55 School Street, Lancaster, NH 03584

Newspapers

There are two local newspapers that write about the town of Clarksville and its residents: The News and Sentinel and The Colebrook Chronicle. Although not digitalized, the Colebrook, New Hampshire library extracts obituaries from both papers and has those on file.

Libraries and Historical Societies

The town does not have its own library or historical society. Local services are found at:

Alice M. Ward Memorial Library 27 Park Street, Canaan, VT 05903
Bremer Pond Memorial Library, 12 School Street, Pittsburg, NH 03592
Colebrook Public Library, 126 Main Street, Colebrook, NH 03576
Dennis Joos Memorial Library, 1526 South Main Street, West Stewartstown, NH 03597

Pittsburg Historical Society, Main Street, Pittsburg, NH 03592

References

Adjacent towns: Coos County: Pittsburg, Stewartstown. Vermont: Canaan

Unincorporated places: Coos County: Dix's GrantAtkinson & Gilmanton Academy Grant, Dixville