Littleton, New Hampshire
Grafton county. On Connecticut river. Its extent on Connecticut river is about 14 miles. It is 30 miles N. by E. from Haverhill and 80 N.N.W. from Concord. Connecticut river, in passing down the rapids called Fifteen Mile Falls, extending the whole length of Littleton, runs in foaming waves for miles together, which render it impossible to ascend or descend with boats in safety. There are three bridges over the Connecticut in Littleton. Amonoosuck river waters the S. part, having on its bank small tracts of excellent intervale. The principal village is on this river, in the S. part of the town, and is called Glynville. Raspberry, Black, Palmer's and Iron mountains are the most prominent elevations. Near Amonoosuck river, there is a mineral spring, the water of which is said to be similar to the Congress spring in Saratoga. The land comprehending Littleton was first granted in 1764, by the name of Chiswick. It was re-granted in 1770, by the name of Apthorp. In 1784, Apthorp was divided, and the towns of Littleton and Dalton incorporated. Population, 1830, 1,435.