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The Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale House
is a meticulously restored 1759 homestead, with 37 acres of farmland, forestland and frontage on the Connecticut River.


The Hinsdale (NH) Historical Society has the opportunity to purchase this extraordinary historic property from its current owner. The Society's plans are to use the house as its headquarters and to permanently conserve the surrounding lands for use as a public reservation. This land will be protected as open space for wildlife habitat and open to area residents and visitors for passive recreation.

Ebenezer Hinsdale, the man for whom Hinsdale is named, was a leading figure in the region during the pre-revolutionary period. Born to a prominent family in Deerfield, MA, he served as a officer in the French and Indian Wars.  He built Fort Hinsdale to protect local settlers from Indian attacks.  The property we seek to preserve is on the original site of the fort.

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The lands consist if 37 acres of prime agricultural land, consisting of woods (approximately 27 acres) and two beautiful open fields (approximately 10 acres).  There is over one-half mile of Connecticut River frontage and a small island that goes with the property.

The house is a classic New England 18th century homestead (built with beams, it is said, from the original fort).  It has been meticulously restored to a historically appropriate standard.

Become a member of the Hinsdale Historical Society and join the community in pledging your support for this 'historic' opportunity for our town.

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