History

Laconia, New Hampshire and the surrounding area are rich in history and fascinating stories from hundreds of years ago. Here you can learn more about Laconia from historical information to present day facts and figures.

Did you know that….
  • Laconia is the 9th largest city in New Hampshire?
  • There are three main areas of Laconia…downtown Laconia, Lakeport, and The Weirs?
  • The Weirs was named by colonists for fishing weirs?
  • Laconia was settled in 1761 when it was called Meredith Bridge?
  • Laconia has been the county seat of Belknap County since 1840?
  • Laconia is known as the “City on the Lakes”?
Find more information here:
City of Laconia, NH http://www.cityoflaconianh.org/
Laconia Historical and Museum Society http://www.laconiahistorical.org/
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum http://www.lwhs.us/
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Customer Testimonials

We were late trying to get a place to stay for Bike Week 2007. Weren’t expecting much of a place when we booked at Birch Knoll, being one of a few available at the time. Upon arrival we were so surprised to find this place to be very pleasing, close to Weirs beach, clean, with a beach across the street, heated outside pool, rec room, ice machine, pad for bike kick stand, Grills, benches all around decks, and great maid service. Had most all the comforts of home and the people were so friendly. While we were there we had already talked about staying there again soon. Told all our friends about this place. This is one of Laconia’s best kept secrets.

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