DescriptionThe Jaffrey area originally was part of a huge land grant owned by Capt. John Mason. Title to Mason's grant was later transferred to a group of men known as proprietors. At least one of these, George Jaffrey, left his mark on the wilderness when the area took his name in 1773.
In the 1840s the region became popular with summer visitors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote the poem “Monadnoc” after climbing nearby Monadnock Mountain, reputedly one of the most climbed mountains in the United States. Several easy and intermediate hiking trails start from SR 124 or from Monadnock State Park.
Jaffrey is a quiet village surrounding the 1775 white clapboard Meeting House. The building is the site of the Amos Fortune Forum, an annual lecture series established in 1958. The forum honors Amos Fortune, a slave who was granted freedom and later became a prominent Jaffrey citizen.
Visitor InfoJaffrey Chamber of Commerce 7 Main St. JAFFREY, NH 03452. Phone:(603)532-4549
Things to SeeSilver Ranch & Silver Ranch Airpark