DescriptionThe name Dublin is a reminder of the group of Scot-Irish immigrants who attempted to settle this densely forested region in 1753. Permanent settlement did not occur for another decade, however, and Dublin was not chartered until 1771. Its slow start and distance from major rivers discouraged industry and kept the community essentially rural.
In the 1800s this isolation began to be viewed as an advantage, and the town at the base of Mount Monadnock became a popular summer resort area.
Mount Monadnock is well known among both geology students and vacationers. Its name has become the term for the type of occurrence it exemplifies: a mountain or hill of resistant rock rising above a plain created by glacial or other erosive action. Monadnock State Park embraces much of the mountain; phone (603) 532-8862.
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