Penacook, New Hampshire

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Penacook, New Hampshire
Unincorporated community
Village Street in 1911
Village Street in 1911
Penacook is located in New Hampshire
Penacook
Penacook
Coordinates: 43°16′49″N 71°36′00″W / 43.28028°N 71.60000°W / 43.28028; -71.60000Coordinates: 43°16′49″N 71°36′00″W / 43.28028°N 71.60000°W / 43.28028; -71.60000
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Merrimack
Elevation 331 ft (101 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03303
Area code(s) 603
GNIS feature ID 869059[1]

Penacook, originally called "Fisherville",[2] is an unincorporated community within the city of Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. It lies along Concord's northern border with Boscawen. The name comes from the Pennacook tribe that lived in the area. "Penacook" (Pennycook) was the original name of the plantation incorporated by present-day Concord.[2]

Penacook is located along a stretch of the Contoocook River that falls 100 feet (30 m) in slightly over 1 mile (1.6 km), just before joining the Merrimack River. Early hydro-powered industry was attracted to the site, and Penacook grew as a mill town. While dams on the river still generate electricity, most of the 19th- and 20th-century factories, such as Allied Leather, have long since closed.[citation needed]

Penacook has its own phone exchange (753), which includes a portion of Boscawen, and its own ZIP code (03303), shared with Boscawen, Webster, and parts of northern Concord east of the Merrimack River. Most of Penacook is located in the Merrimack Valley School District, though part is in the Concord School District.[citation needed]

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