Our Hometown Colebrook

Established: 1762 or 1796 (disputed)
Location: Coos County, North Country
Population: 2,300
Name: Originally named Dryden, after the English poet; renamed for chair of East India Company
Notable: Great North Woods, The Tillotson Center for Visual & Performing Arts
Try it: Starting from Colebrook, you can visit Maine, Vermont and Canada all in the same day

Major funding for OUR HOMETOWN: COLEBROOK provided by Tillotson North Country Foundation, Inc. & Samuel P. Hunt Foundation Challenge Grant

Additional Support Provided by: AutoNorth, Granite Bank, Daniel Hebert, Inc., Colebrook Country Club, LaPerle's IGA, L.L. Cote,  Kheops International, Inc., North Country Chamber of Commerce, Bear Rock Suites, Cité Écologique Learning Center, Lancaster Eye Care, North Country Health Consortium, Sunny Valley Creations, White Mountain Distributors, Tuckerman Brewing Company, and Waystack Frizzell Trial Lawyers

Colebrook Community Partners: Elizabeth Ball, Nancy Biron, Stephen Brooks, Richard Adams Carey, Julie Colby, Lorna Colquhoun, Bonnie Gifford Stevenson, Sylvia Goodrum, Dan Gorham, Bud Hulse, Sean Hurley, Aline "Ginger" Jannenga, Charlie Jordan, Rob Maxwell, Becky Merrow, Lori Morann, Jimmy & Vicki Salonia, Anne Sullivan, Edith Tucker, Susan Zizza, Colebrook Area Historical Society, Tillotson Center for the Arts, The Colebrook Chronicle, Coos County Democrat, The News & Sentinel


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Colebrook | Recovering from the Tornado

Colebrook | Recovering from the Tornado

A newcomer is aided by folks after a devastating storm.

Colebrook | Showtime!

Colebrook | Showtime!

Colebrook has your ticket to the performing arts scene.

Colebrook | French-Canadian Heritage

Colebrook | French-Canadian Heritage

A man’s heritage and language skills bring business to town.

Colebrook | Bicycle Repair & Advice

Colebrook | Bicycle Repair & Advice

A business that goes beyond bicycles.


Colebrook | Tillotson Legacy

Colebrook | Tillotson Legacy

A family demonstrates its devotion to its community.

Colebrook | Colebrook Pharmacy

Colebrook | Colebrook Pharmacy

Being a pharmacist is in a man's genes.

Colebrook | Colebrook’s Darkest Day

Colebrook | Colebrook’s Darkest Day

A murderer marks the town and its newspaper.

Colebrook | Team Balsams

Colebrook | Team Balsams

High school students help to preserve the Balsams.

Colebrook | Model Citizen

Colebrook | Model Citizen

A coach reminisces about a former athlete who serves the community.

Colebrook | The Hotel That Never Was

Colebrook | The Hotel That Never Was

The Metallak Hotel is built, but never opens.

Colebrook | The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Colebrook | The Bear Went Over the Mountain

What is on the other side of Monadnock Mountain?

Colebrook | Haynes Family Farm

Colebrook | Haynes Family Farm

A family farm reinvents itself.

Colebrook | Life in the Ecovillage

Colebrook | Life in the Ecovillage

What is it like to live in an Ecovillage community?

Colebrook | North Country Rec Center

Colebrook | North Country Rec Center

It took more than 60 years to build this vital part of the North Country.

Colebrook | A Business with Spirit

Colebrook | A Business with Spirit

A Colebrook business with a "new age" focus.

Colebrook | Moose Festival

Colebrook | Moose Festival

A festival celebrates the iconic mammal of the North Country.

Colebrook | Immigrant Shopkeepers

Colebrook | Immigrant Shopkeepers

An immigrant family makes its living selling produce.

Colebrook | Tillotson Center for the Arts

Colebrook | Tillotson Center for the Arts

The center is a cultural gem in Colebrook.

Colebrook | Extradition of Harry K. Thaw

Colebrook | Extradition of Harry K. Thaw

An infamous murderer escapes to Colebrook.

Colebrook | Logging Over Time

Colebrook | Logging Over Time

Two loggers reminisce about how their profession has changed.

Colebrook | 3 Generations of News

Colebrook | 3 Generations of News

Keeping the oldest business in town running.

Colebrook | The Woman Power Lifter

Colebrook | The Woman Power Lifter

After a serious accident, Falconer took on a special physical challenge.

Colebrook | Rooted in Colebrook

Colebrook | Rooted in Colebrook

A 25-year-old finds his calling at a newspaper.

Colebrook | Revitalizing Downtown

Colebrook | Revitalizing Downtown

A group of citizens spruces up their town.

Colebrook | Sending Christmas

Colebrook | Sending Christmas

A family farm creates a sought-after Christmas tree.

Colebrook | Talking Spuds with Bud

Colebrook | Talking Spuds with Bud

Potato farming was once important to the North Country economy.

Colebrook | Doc Gifford

Colebrook | Doc Gifford

Recalling a man of magic, medicine, and miracles.

Colebrook | CRAG Create!

Colebrook | CRAG Create!

A group of artists expresses its creative sides.

Colebrook | The Band Plays On

Colebrook | The Band Plays On

The Confederation of Sound is still rocking!

Colebrook | Making a Difference

Colebrook | Making a Difference

A food coop fills an important niche.

Colebrook | Fighting Fires

Colebrook | Fighting Fires

The town historian talks about firefighting.

Colebrook | Saving Le Rendez-Vous

Colebrook | Saving Le Rendez-Vous

The town rallies to save its French bakery.

Colebrook | The Mohawk Grange

Colebrook | The Mohawk Grange

The Grange is still a place for folks to socialize and dance.

Colebrook | Key Club Service

Colebrook | Key Club Service

A high school group raises awareness of drug abuse.

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