Thousands of years prior to European colonization, it was inhabited by Abenaki Indians. Concord was first settled in 1725 by wealthy plantation owners from Massachusetts. It was originally called Rumford after Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. After land disputes and endless quarrels with the nearby town of Bow, "Rumford" was officially renamed Concord in 1765 by Governor Benning Wentworth, in hopes of inspiring concordance and peace between the two feuding towns.
Today, Concord is known for its New England appearance, riverside location, higher education, and beautiful autumn scenery.
People Born in Concord
Concord in People's Lives
Samuel Morse: I married my wife Lucretia here in September, 1818. I was twenty-seven years old, and an aspiring portrait painter.