Introduction to Keene, New Hampshire
Settlement began in the are began after 1736. It became a part of New Hampshire in 1741. Native Americans attacked and burned the village during King George's War. Governor Benning Wentworth renamed the city after Sir Benjamin Keene. It became the county seat of Cheshire County in 1769. The railroad first arrived in the city in 1848. It was incorporated in 1874.
Keene and nearby Attractions
- Riverside Plaza Shopping Center
- Otter Brook Lake
- Historical Society of Cheshire County
- Horatio Colony House Museum
- Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area
- Monadnock Children's Museum
Things To Do In Keene
Keene is home to the Robin Hood Forest, the Keene City Park, Hickey-Desilets Park, the Dinsmoor Woods, and the Ells-Harrison Park, which offer facilities for recreation and are popular leisure spots among locals. One The Horatio Colony Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. Local celebrations include the Ice and Snow Festival and the Pumpkin Festival. The Keene Country Club and Bretwood Golf Course provide excellent facilities for golfers as well.
Manchesrer Airport is nearby.
Keene Higher Education
Keene State College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Mount Wachusett Community College, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Fitchburg State College.