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Do you know of Compton ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Compton. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Compton.

Unfortunately, we didn't note our source when we found mention of Compton, so we are uncertain whether Compton is a community, a post office or a post office located in a community and having the same name. While we don't have its location, we believe that Compton would be found somewhere in Grafton County, New Hampshire.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Compton ...

We found twenty communities that share the name Compton.

Within New Hampshire, the name Compton is unique.

Beyond New Hampshire, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twenty communities, nineteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Compton [Blount County].
    • Arkansas
      • Hempstead County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Compton [Hempstead County].
      • Newton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Compton [Newton County].
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Compton [Los Angeles County].
    • Georgia
      • Jasper County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Compton [Jasper County].
      • Stewart County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Compton [Stewart County].
    • Illinois
      • Lee County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Compton [Lee County].
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Compton [Charles County].
      • Saint Mary's County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Compton [Saint Mary's County].
    • Michigan
      • Osceola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Compton [Osceola County].
    • Minnesota
      • Itasca County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Compton [Itasca County].
    • Missouri
      • Webster County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Compton [Webster County].
    • Nebraska
      • Cherry County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Compton [Cherry County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Le Flore County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Compton [Le Flore County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Compton [Allegheny County].
      • Somerset County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Compton [Somerset County].
    • Quebec
      • Please visit our profile page for the Quebec community of Compton.
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Compton [Rutherford County].
    • Texas
      • Rusk County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Compton [Rusk County].
    • Virginia
      • Page County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Compton [Page County].

More Orphans in  Grafton County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Grafton County.

Ashland CompactLivermore Falls
  
Bethlehem JunctionNorth Holderness
BlackmountNorth Lisbon
Bridgewater StationNorth Lyman
Bristol CompactNorth Monroe
  
Campton VillagePartridge Lake
 Pattenville
Deer ParkPike Station
 Plymouth Compact
East LandaffProfile House
East Lebanon 
East LymanRumney Station
Enfield Compact 
 Sanborn's
Flume HouseSouth Littleton
FlumeStewarts
 Summit
Hanover Compact 
HartfordThompson's Falls
Hartland 
 Warren Summit
JohnsonWaterville
 Westboro
Libbey'sWhitcherville
Lisbon CompactWillowdale
Littleton CompactWing Road

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Compton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.









 

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