Originally called New Durham Gore, because of Mount Major’s rocky terrain, the town was settled by a group from Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Roxbury had already been used, so the town was named for the Alton family. The town fronts Alton Bay, the southeastern point of Lake Winnipesaukee, and its 19.3 square miles of inland water area is the largest of any town in New Hampshire.
The Town is in Belknap County and envelopes the southeastern point of Lake Winnipesaukee and includes the southeastern side of Wolfeboro Harbor and all of the largest islands in the southeast end of the lake. Alton contains 63.9 square miles of land area and 19.3 square miles of inland water area. Home also to visitor attraction Mount Major in Alton Bay. This moderate hike up the mountain gives way to breath taking views of the Broads and bays of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Alton Town Hall
Alton, NH (And So It’s Been Said) …..
Heavy footsteps walking around, furniture moving on its own, doors open mysteriously, and voices heard from empty rooms… And so the mystery continues for the Alton Town Hall “Shhhhh”
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