Part of the OHV (Old Hill Village) series.
In February, 1937, residents of Hill Village, NH learned that their village, near the Pemigewasset River, was to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project. To accommodate the construction of the Franklin Falls Dam, the village of Hill NH was to be relocated. By January, 1940, the citizens of Hill, NH formed an association, purchased land, and began planning a new model village with the help of the NH State Planning and Development Commission. Construction started in 1940, and by June, 1941 the new town hall and school were completed, along with the streets, water system, and 30 houses. And the old village indeed was flooded into history. Look for water line markers that show the levels the water reached, far above entire buildings. Today, we are left with the history and remains of Hill Village, New Hampshire. A town that is now frozen in time just as it was left in 1941.
This hide pays tribute to the churches in the Old Hill Village and historically noted as "a house divided".
In 1885, Frank R. Woodwarderected a building for a post office, store and hall to serve as a meeting place for the Hill Christian Society in which he was very active. In September, 1887 the entire building burtned down to the ground under suspicious circumstances. Woodward wrote a column in the Merrimack Journal implying that George Sumner was responsible for the fire. The ensuing libel suit divided the town and resulted in two churches being built as replacements. In 1888 the Christian Church and the Congregational Church was built, and both stood till near the time of the great move.
NOTES: Currently, the only time you can drive your own wheeled motor vehicle throughout the Old Hill Village is the 1st weekend after Labor Day (0900am - 5pm). Also, if you go during any hunting season, wear bright colors. Wild animals DO reside down here (somewhere). And, Ticks are possible in the fields.
Congrats to danburydweller for the FTF.