Plaistow is located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, just north of Haverhill, with a population of approximately 7,800 residents.
Plaistow was part of the 1642 land purchase that was Haverhill, Massachusetts. When the New Hampshire-Massachusetts boundary was established in 1741, the portion north of the border became the Haverhill District. The town was incorporated as Plastow in 1749, and included Atkinson, which was separated in 1767. The spelling was changed later. The name may have come from the English plaistowe, meaning an open space or greenwood, near the center of a village where the maypole stood and where sports at holiday times were carried on.
It is the only town outside the United Kingdom with the name Plaistow. The present town hall was built in 1895. Each year, the town celebrates ‘Old Home Day’, with a parade, fireworks, and carnival-type atmosphere on the Town Hall Lawn to celebrate the town’s anniversary.
Plaistow is home to Timberlane Regional High School (grades 9-12) and Timberlane Regional Middle School (grades 6-8), which serve as middle and high school for the towns of Plaistow, Atkinson, Danville and Sandown. Plaistow is also home to Pollard Elementary School, which services only Plaistow children grades 1-5. The school has had noticeable success in both music and wrestling as well as field hockey.
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