Penacook New Hampshire Homes For Sale

Penacook New Hampshire Homes For Sale

Penacook is a small village that lies within the city of Concord in central New Hampshire. It is considered part of Merrimack County and is situated in the Merrimack Valley region of the state. The village lies at the north border of Concord, adjacent to Boscawen, and along a stretch of the Contoocook River.

Originally called "Fisherville," the area eventually changed its name to "Penacook," after the Pennacook Indians that previously inhabited the area. In fact, "Penacook" was the name of the original plantation house on the land. It its early years, Penacook was primarily a milling area, using the nearby rivers to provide hydro-powered energy to the mills. Many of the dams used during this time are still in operation today, although the mills closed many years ago.

Though Penacook is technically a part of Concord, it does have its own area code, 753, and its own zip code, 03303. Parts of Boscawen, Webster and Northern Concord also use this zip code. Children in the Penacook Village attend schools in the Merrimack Valley School District, which also serves the nearby towns of Boscawen, Loudon, Salisbury and Webster. Specifically, Penacook children attend Penacook Elementary School, Merrimack Valley Middle School and Merrimack Valley High School.

The village of Penacook offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities for residents to partake in. It boasts a historical society, various parks and trails, youth sports leagues, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, winter sports opportunities and more. Penacook also provides a weekly Farmers Market every Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and offers various volunteering and service options for residents, including the Open Door Community Kitchen, Friends of Forgotten Children and various local food pantries. The Penacook Branch Library is also open to citizens and offers a collection of more than 10,000 items for checkout.

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