The historic Coon Tavern home sits on a level 3-acre lot which is surprisingly private given its location at the corner of the village green. Professionally landscaped, the lot includes established perennial gardens, a stone patio, a hay field and a large 19th century barn with a workshop, parking for two vehicles and an attached milk shed.
Only a half-hour’s drive from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Haverhill Corner is also close to the White Mountains for hiking, fishing, skiing and breathtaking scenery. The Connecticut River, the boundary between New Hampshire and Vermont, is also a prominent feature of the local landscape and is easily accessible to boaters.
Mt. Moosilauke, westernmost of the White Mountains.
The Dartmouth College Outing Club's Ravine Lodge on the side of Moosilauke is only a half-hour from Haverhill Corner.
In Stagecoach and Tavern Days, published in 1900, Alice Morse Earle describes Haverhill as "…lovely and picturesque with its broad intervales, splendid mountains, and peaceful river winding in the sweeps and reaches of the Oxbow; so lovely that Longfellow declared Haverhill the most beautiful spot he ever had seen."
The village of Haverhill Corner, NH as seen from Four Corners Farm, across the Connecticut River in Newbury, VT.
The Coon Tavern, as seen from the village green.
Other Historic Properties in Haverhill Corner
The Grafton Hotel (now a private residence)
Pearson Hall, built in 1814, was the second courthouse in Haverhill Corner. The building is currently being restored to house the Haverhill Historical Society and its museum.
Alumni Hall, built in 1826, is another former courthouse and later served as part of Haverhill Academy. Fully restored, it is now a cultural and interpretive center where events ranging from concerts to antique auctions to art exhibits are held, as well as private gatherings such as weddings.
The Gibson House (a bed and breakfast inn).
The Haverhill Corner Library, built in 1840, formerly housed Grafton County offices.
The Green Door Inn, now a private home. (From a 1920 postcard.)
The North end of the village green. The bell tower of the First Congregational Church (seen at right) houses a Paul Revere bell. The structure dates to 1827.