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

This is a great place to stay that's close to the Weirs

My wife and I have been staying at the Birch Knoll Motel each summer for about five years now. This is a family owned and run business that really goes the extra mile to make their guests feel comfortable. The rooms are clean and well maintained and the service is friendly. Each room has a refrigerator and TV and there is a game room with barbeque’s available for family gatherings. It is located close to Weirs beach and shopping. One caveat, book early during Bike Week and the Nascar Races.

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