Nottingham, New Hampshire
Rockingham county, is 25 miles E.S.E. from Concord and 20 W. from Portsmouth. Population, in 1830, 1,157. There are several ponds in this town, mostly of small size. Little river and several other streams rise here; and North river passes through the town. The soil is in many parts good, though the surface is rough and broken. Several mountains extend along the W. part of the town, forming parts of the range called Blue Hills.
Nottingham Square is a pleasant village on an elevated site. Bog iron ore is found here in great quantities; and it is said inexhaustible masses of mountain ore exist in the mountains. Crystals and crystalline spars are found here, and also ochres in small quantities. Nottingham was incorporated in 1722, and settled in 1727.
Gen. Joseph Cilley entered the army of the revolution at its commencement and commanded the 1st N.H. regiment. He was distinguished for bravery and patriotism during the whole contest.
Hon. Thomas Bartlett was an active revolutionary patriot; one of the committee of safety; Lt. Col. under Stark at the capture of Burgoyne, and commanded a regiment at West Point in 1780 when the treachery of Arnold betrayed that post.
Gen. Henry Butler was an officer in the army of the revolution, and Major General of militia. Descendants of these revolutionary worthies now live in the town.