Granted in 1764, this town was named in honor of Admiral Sir Peter Warren. Admiral Warren commanded the fleet during the conflict with Canada, ending in the capture of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in 1745. This action united the colonies with a common goal, and provided them with fishing and fur trading rights. Warren is the site of a state fish hatchery, and includes the village of Glencliff.
Warren, New Hampshire is located on what's referred to locally as ''the quiet side" of the White Mountains". Situated in the shadow of 4,802-foot Mount Moosilauke Warren houses a state fish hatchery, has extensive snowmobile and hiking trails, and the recently refurbished Warren Village Inn. You won't find waterslides and outlet stores here, but you will find Northern England charm and something no other town around here has ... a missle (click photo to enlarge image).
The unique attraction in the center of town is the 70-foot Redstone Missile. An actual expired NASA missle that was located and brought to the White Mountains by Ted Asselin and Irving MacDonald. This is the same type of rocket that sent New Hampshire native Alan B. Shepard Jr., into orbit in the early 1960's. After Warren approved his plan, Asselin picked up the Redstone (for free) and trucked the missle to the White Mountains at his own expense.
The eight-ton rocket is now anchored to earth with five steel I-beams set in 8 feet of concrete. It has stood in the center of Warren for more than 30 years and is likely to be here to many more years to come.
The Warren Historical Society, located next to the missle, has more information about the missle and the history of the town.