Derry

Derry
/der"ee/, n.
1. Londonderry (defs. 1, 2).
2. a town in SE New Hampshire. 18,875.

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      town (township), Rockingham county, southeastern New Hampshire, U.S., on Beaver Brook just southeast of Manchester. It includes the communities of Derry and East Derry. The town, set off from Londonderry and incorporated in 1827, was settled in the early 18th century by Scotch-Irish immigrants. Beaver Brook provided power for linen making, which was the basic industry until 1900, when it was replaced by the manufacture of shoes and straw hats. Some light industries have developed since. Nearby is the Taylor Up-and-Down Sawmill, an example of early waterpower technology. The poet Robert Frost (Frost, Robert) lived on a farm at Derry (preserved as a national historic landmark) and wrote many of his best-known poems there. Area 36 square miles (93 square km). Pop. (1990) 29,603; (2000) 34,021.

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