The story of how Lisbon, New Hampshire got its name is really the story of the New Hampshire economy in the first half of the 19th century. And it’s all thanks to this animal.
But that’s jumping ahead.
The town was originally granted on August 6th 1763, and named ‘Concord’. Five years later, it was re-named to Gunthwaite. But that created a lot of confusion and so by the 1820’s the town realized it needed a new name.