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Exeter - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Exeter: $524,800 / County Avg $577,300
Avg Taxes in Exeter: $6,400 / County Avg $7,100
Avg Sq. Ft. in Exeter: 2,310 / County Avg 2,412
Avg Price per/ft2 in Exeter: $227 / County Avg $239
Avg Walkscore in Exeter: 32 / County Avg 25
Avg Year Built in Exeter: 1972 / County Avg 1972
Avg Days on Website in Exeter: 111 / County Avg 109
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The area was once the domain of the Squamscott Native Americans, a sub-tribe of the Pennacook nation, which fished at the falls where the Exeter River becomes the tidal Squamscott, the site around which the future town of Exeter would grow. On April 3, 1638, the Reverend John Wheelwright and others purchased the land from Wehanownowit, the sagamore. Wheelwright had been exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a puritan theocracy, for sharing the dissident religious views of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson. The minister took with him about 175 individuals to found the town he named after Exeter in Devon, England. Local government was linked with Massachusetts until New Hampshire became a separate colony in 1679, but counties weren't introduced until 1769.
One of the four original townships in the province, Exeter originally included Newmarket, Newfields, Brentwood, Epping and Fremont. On July 4, 1639, 35 freemen of Exeter signed the Exeter Combination, a document written by Reverend Wheelwright to establish their own government. The settlers hunted, planted and fished. Others tended cattle and swine, or made shakes and barrel staves.
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