Effingham, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Effingham, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Effingham, NH

 

Effingham, NH

Includes the Villages of Effingham Falls, Lord's Hill, Center Effingham (Drake's Corner), and South Effingham

Effingham was originally called Leavitt's Town (not ever confused with Levittown - the iconic suburban towns in Pennsylvania and Long Island, NY). Center Effingham Baptist Church, NH - Click for a larger image!Its namesake is founder, Captain John Leavitt, who was the son of a prosperous innkeeper in Hampton, NH. The community is in the southeastern corner of Carroll County along the Ossipee River, traversed by Routes 153 and 25, and bordered in the southeast by Province Lake.

Effingham was the home of New Hampshire's first "normal school," or teacher training institution. Other local history is found in the Lord's Hill Historic District, which was added to National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The historic district includes 21 buildings in Georgian, Federal and the Colonial Revival styles. The historic area is located along the border of the Congregational Church property on Route 153.

The community goes all out for the Christmas season, hosting many local events. The Prodigal Brewery calls Effingham home, as does Cloverleaf Farm, a bio-dynamic organic farm featuring an herbal apothecary. You may also find Ye Old Sail Shop worth a visit while in town.

Province Lake, 1,400 acres, feels quite unspoiled and there are ample opportunities for swimming along Route 153.

Nearby Parsonsfield Seminary founded in 1832, is now a popular artistic & cultural center and event facility, and is reportedly the residence of a small child's ghost.

Dining in town seems limited to Boyle's Family Market, 41 Route 25, but more dining, and lodging are available in neighboring Ossipee, Sanbornville and East Wakefield. Effingham does have a great campground though - Province Shores Campground is located directly on Province Lake and while it's targeted at seasonal campers, it does offer trailer rentals, trailer sites and tent sites along with the usual campground amenities. They also offer boat slips.

For a little history and an architecture review, a stop in Effingham is time well spent.

 

Scheduled Events

  Shadows Fall North   (5/24)
  The Cashore Marionettes   (5/25)
  Paula Poundstone   (5/25)
  Dartmouth Dance Ensemble   (5/25 & 26)
  Dartmouth Sym. Orchestra   (5/25 & 26)
  Lisbon Lilac Festival   (5/25-27)
  Casting For Kirby   (5/26)
  Memorial Day .. Comedy   (5/26)
  Music, Arts & Crafts Festival   (5/26)
  Sheep Shearing & Herding   (5/26-27)
  Weekend Craft Festival   (5/26-28)
  Lean On Pete   (5/26-30)
  The Blues Project   (5/27)
  Duck Race & Music Festival   (5/27)
  Gardens of Jackson Tour   (5/27 - 6/23)
  King of Hearts   (5/31)
  2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts   (6/1)
  FREE Fishing Day   (6/2)
  The Goyette Family   (6/2)
  Night Protocol   (6/2)
  Session Americana   (6/2)
  Wings, Water and Wheels   (6/2)
  
Celebration of Lupines  (6/2-17)
  Farewell Angelina   (6/7)
  Civil War Folk Music   (6/9)
  Iris DeMent   (6/9)
  Murder Mystery Dinner Train   (6/9)
  Farewell Angelina   (6/14)
  Girls Guns and Glory   (6/16)
  Murder Mystery Dinner Train   (6/16)
  Sweeney Todd   (6/21-7/7)
  Barbershop is Back   (6/22)
  Food Truck Festival   (6/22)
  Rhiannon Giddens   (6/22)
  'Fore the Kids' Golf Classic   (6/23)
  New England Brewfest   (6/23)
  Arts Festival   (6/23-24)
  Gail Archer, Organist   (6/24)
  Youth Ensemble   (6/28)
  SitS: Matthew Odell   (6/29)
  Asleep at the Wheel   (6/30)
  Firecracker Express   (7/4)
  The Little Red Wagon   (7/5)
  Devon Gilfillian   (7/6)
  Triathlon & Duathlon   (7/7)
  Gentri: The Gentlemen Trio   (7/13)
  SitS: Bernard Rose & Anna Lim   (7/13)
  REEL Outdoors: Mountain   (7/13)
  37th Annual Prouty   (7/13-14)
  Curtains   (7/13-15 & 19-21)
  Day Out With Thomas   (7/13-15)
  Natalie Gelman   (7/14)
  Garden Tour & Tea   (7/15)

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