Snuggled in the northern reaches of New Hampshire, near the picturesque White Mountains is the town of Dummer. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, a population of 304 people resides in the quintessential New England hamlet, located in Coos County near the Maine border, just a short drive North from Berlin on New Hampshire Route 16. The town was named after Massachusetts Governor William Dummer, who in the early 1700s defended English territories from the French and Indians, and who also signed a peace treaty with native inhabitants that lasted approximately 20 years. Dummer was founded on March 8, 1773 by investors from Portsmouth, yet the town's 49.5 square miles remained uninhabited until 1812. Too mountainous for widespread farming, the town turned to its surrounding forests and rivers to provide for a logging industry that supported the local economy and fed paper mills downstream in Berlin. Dummer was incorporated on Dec. 19, 1848.