Let’s spend this Thursday in the small town of Bath, New Hampshire, named after William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, an English Whig politician.
It was incorporated in 1761 when equal shares of land was set aside for 68 families plus a church and a school. In the past, Bath was home to a copper mine, grist and saw mills, railway, woolen mill, creamery, starch factories, and a distillery.
Today, Bath covers 38 square miles, has a population of around 1,000 permanent residents, and provides a bedroom community for nearby Littleton which is sixteen miles away.
Bath is also home to the oldest continuously operated general store in the United States. The Brick Store is known as a community gathering spot and for its wonderful smoked foods and delicious fudge. It is also happens to be located right next to the Bath covered bridge.
And, a couple of extra historic white doors for good measure.
Beautiful scenery, historic buildings, covered bridges, plus smoked foods and hand-made fudge – all good things.
I couldn’t resist ending on a story about gardening. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors July 12, 2018.
- How many other towns are named Bath? Twenty two. Fifteen in America, and one each in Belgium, Canada, Jamaica, Netherlands, Pakistan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and the United Kingdom.
- Which President and his family had lunch at the The Brick Store? President Obama in 2007.
- What 1950’s singer lived in Bath? Patti Page.