Plymouth, New Hampshire
The half shire town of Grafton county, is 75 miles N.W. from Portsmouth, 31 S.E. from Haverhill, and 40 N. from Concord. This town is well watered. Besides numerous smaller streams, there are two rivers, Pemigewasset and Baker's, both of which are of considerable importance. They take their rise in the height of land between the Connecticut and Merrimack, called the eastern ridge. Baker's river is 30 miles in length. The soil is tolerably good, and in general well cultivated. Holmes' academy is situated in this town, and is a very flourishing school. Plymouth was granted in 1763. The first settlement commenced in 1764. The intervales in this town were formerly the resort of Indians for hunting. At the mouth of Baker's river they had a settlement, where Indian graves, bones, &c., have been found: also gun barrels, stone mortars, pestles, and other utensils. Here, it is said, the Indians were attacked by Capt. Baker and a party from Haverhill, Mass., who defeated them, killed a number and destroyed a large quantity of fur.—From him, Baker's river derives its name. Population in 1830, 1,175.