Introduction to Jaffrey, New Hampshire
The land that is now covered by the Town of Jaffrey was granted to soldiers from Rowley, Massachusetts in 1736. It was permanently settled in 1758 and incorporated as the Town of Jaffrey in 1773. The town was named after George Jaffrey, a former local landholder. The Town Meetinghouse was built in 1775.
Jaffrey and nearby Attractions
- Monadnock State Park
- Peterborough Historical Society Museum
- Otter River State Forest
- Gardner Museum
- Curtiss Dogwood Natural Area
- Franklin Pierce House
Things To Do In Jaffrey
Jaffrey offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to both its residents and visitors. The Shirley Historical Society Museum, the Horatio Colony House Museum, the Peterborough Historical Society Museum and the Gardner Museum are all popular among those hoping to learn more about the region;s history. The Rhododendron State Park, Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area and the Erving State Forest offer facilities for hiking and camping as well.
Manchester is the nearest major airport.
Jaffrey Higher Education
Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College and Keene State College are in the neighborhood.