New Castles

New Castles

New Castles the smallest town in New Hampshire, entirely contained on an island surrounded by saltwater at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, a two-minute drive from Portsmouth via a bridge and a causeway.  New Castle is well known for its cluster of quaint, colonial homes, some dating almost to the time of its settling in 1623, and perhaps less well known as the scene of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, when local patriots, warned by Paul Revere, (who arrived on horseback aftera ride from Boston) of an impending attack by British regulars, stormed Fort William and Mary and made off with its store of munitions that were eventually used in the Battle of Bunker Hill. 

New Castle is arguably the home of the worst public elementary school in the United States.