Penacook, New Hampshire
Village Street in center of Penacook
Village Street in center of Penacook
Penacook is located in New Hampshire
Penacook is located in the United States
Coordinates: 43°16′49″N 71°36′00″W / 43.28028°N 71.60000°W / 43.28028; -71.60000
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
331 ft (100.8 m)
 • Total1,273 [1]
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code603
GNIS feature ID869059[2]

Penacook, originally called "Fisherville",[3] is a village[4] 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.[3]

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,[5] most of the 19th- and 20th-century factories, such as Allied Leather, have long since closed.[6]

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.

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  1. ^ "Penacook,[#StateCode#] Household Income, Population & Demographics | Point2".
  2. ^ "Penacook". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ a b Brown, David Arthur (1902). "Chapter 1. Its Location, Extent, and General Features". The History of Penacook, N. H., from Its First Settlement in 1734 up to 1900. Concord, NH: The Rumford Press. p. 2. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Penacook Village". City of Concord, NH. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "Designated Rivers - Contoocook & North Branch Mgmt. Plan" (PDF). New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tannery Redevelopment".
  7. ^ Ex-Yankee Red Rolfe succumbs