Hollis is a community in Hillsborough Area, New Hampshire, UNITED STATES. The population was 7,684 at the 2010 demographics. The community facility community is kept in mind on the National Register of Historic Places as Hollis Community Historic District.
Captain Peter Powers (1707– 1757), his partner Anna Keyes (1708– 1798), and additionally their 2 kids Peter (1729– 1800) as well as likewise Stephen (b. 1729) were the really initial occupants of Hollis in 1731. In 1732, the Powers birthed the really first youngster in Hollis, a little woman, furthermore called Anna. According to Spaulding’s background, Powers “ended up being a remembered backwoodsman as well as early american surveyor,” as well as also inevitably accumulated approximately 1,500 acres (610 ha) in the north part of Hollis. Powers was similarly a militia cop in the French as well as also Indian Wars as well as was assigned captain by Guv Wentworth.
The more vibrant Peter was the very first college graduate from Hollis, matriculating from Harvard in 1754. He functioned as clergyman of churches throughout New England as well as also passed away at the age of 71 in Deer Island, Maine.
From its charter in 1746 up until pertaining to 1763, Hollis was taken part in a running border dispute with Dunstable (presently Nashua, New Hampshire) over a tiny arrangement at “One Pine Hillside”, near Flint Pond. The General Court ultimately settled the conflict for Hollis.
In 1769, a strip one and also a quarter miles wide on the western limit of Hollis was incorporated right into the new area of Raby. In 1785, the General Court gave a petition of Raby to annex an additional three-quarters of a mile of the western Hollis border. In 1796, the name of Raby was altered to Brookline
In 1770, by act of the General Court, Hollis annexed a portion of the community of Monson when its charter was rescinded by its extremely own demand.
In 1773, Hollis NH got some 500 acres (200 ha) additional land from Dunstable in a conflict over the structure as well as likewise maintenance of a bridge over the Nashua River.
In 1794, the community of Milford was included, subsuming a location of 1,000 to 1,500 acres (400 to 610 ha) from the northwest corner of Hollis, leading to an overall measurement, by an 1806 survey, of some 30.67 square miles (79.4 km2).
When Hollis was consisted of, the town tax responsibility checklist made up 54 relative.
By 1760, that number had really risen to over 105 family members.
In 1767, two of the 384 slaves in New Hampshire stayed in Hollis. In 1775, 4 of the 656 servants in New Hampshire stayed in Hollis.
The very first trial for murder in Hillsborough County was of Israel Wilkins Jr, of Hollis, for the murder of his father, Israel Wilkins Sr., on November 2, 1772. The older Wilkins died of “an influence upon the head … of the size 3 inches and likewise the depth of one inch.” Wilkins Jr. was condemned of man-slaughter, begged advantage of clergy, as well as was consequently branded upon the thumb with the letter “T”, as well as likewise called for to forgo all his goods to the King.
Two-thirds of the recipients of the charter for the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire, were from Hollis, producing Worcester to refer to it as “A Hollis Nest”.
8 Hollis homeowners were eliminated at the Fight of Shelter Hill.
125 Hollis guys remained in the military in whole or partially during the year 1776, approximately one tenth of the population.
22 Hollis males passed away while in the army during the War of independence.
In 1820, Hollis had 5 grain mills, 6 saw mills, one garments mill, 2 clubs in addition to 4 stores. By 1878, it had one grain mill, no saw or clothes mills, no pubs, as well as one shop.
Hollis, New Hamp. was a station gave up on the Worcester & Nashua Train, who constructed their line via town in 1848 as part of a with route between Worcester, Massachusetts as well as Portland, Maine. The line was later acquired in 1886 by the Boston & Maine Railway. The WN&P from Hollis to Nashua, New Hampshire was deserted in 1941, as well as additionally the B&M consequently relabelled the remaining to be line southerly to Ayer, Massachusetts the Hollis Branch. The B&M continued to use freight service up until the Hollis Branch was deserted in 1982, with a gas supplier being the last rail customer around.