ⓘ Penacook, New Hampshire

Penacook, New Hampshire

ⓘ Penacook, New Hampshire

Penacook, originally called "Fisherville", is a village within the city of Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. It lies along Concords northern border with Boscawen. The name comes from the Pennacook tribe that lived in the area. "Penacook" was the original name of the plantation incorporated by present-day Concord.

Penacook is located along a stretch of the river Contoocook that falls 100 feet 30 metres in just over 1 mile 1.6 km, just before joining the Merrimack river. Before a hydraulic actuator for industry was attracted to the site, and Penacook grew as the town mill. While dams on the river still generate electricity, most part of the 19th and 20th century factories, such as allied leather, have long been closed.

Penacook has its own phone exchange 753, which includes a portion of Boscawen, and its ZIP code 03303, shared with Boscawen, Webster, and parts of Northern Concord East of the Merrimack river. Most of Penacook is located in the valley of the Merrimack school district, though part is in the Concord school district.