First granted in 1774, this town was named Percy, in honor of Hugh Smithson, Earl Percy and first Duke of Northumberland. The town retained this name until 1832, when in was renamed Stark in honor of General John Stark, hero of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Bennington. New Hampshire owes its motto, "Live Free or Die," to General Stark. Stark, the first to carry the new thirteen-star American flag into battle, wrote those words in July 1809, in commemoration of the Battle of Bennington.
Annual Stark Fiddlers' Contest
Held on the last Sunday in June annually
Contest begins at noon, rain or shine
Whitcomb's Field,Stark, NH
Contact: James R. Gibson, Sr. Tel: 603-636-2106
Jo-ann Platt, Tel: 603-449-2211
Come and enjoy the music or bring your fiddle and entertain the crowd.
Community Profile of Stark
"Towel Line, Stark, NH"
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