Introduction to Swanzey, New Hampshire
The land now covered by the town of Swanzey was named Lower Ashuelot in 1733. Jonathan Belcher, the Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, established the town, which was incorporated in 1753. Governor Benning Wentworth named Swanzey after Swansea, Massachusetts. The town is located in Cheshire County, which was established in 1771 and named after Cheshire, England.
Swanzey and nearby Attractions
- Swanzey Historical Museum
- Rhododendron State Park
- Carleton Bridge
- Monadnock Children's Museum
- Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area
- Franklin Pierce Homestead
Things To Do In Swanzey
Swanzey is home many parks and open spaces including the Shadow Lake Park and Keene Forestry Park. The Community Bible Church, Westport Community Church and Saint Anthony's Church are some of the local churches. Every July, the town celebrates the Cheshire Fair. From Swanzey, one can also visit the Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area, Greenfield State Park and the Otter River State Forest.
Manchester Boston Regional is the nearest airport.
Swanzey Higher Education
Keene State College, Fitchburg State College and Mount Wachusett Community College provide programs for higher studies.