April 11, 1719: The original settler families arrive in what is now East Derry and the following day the Rev. James MacGregor leads a service on the shores of Beaver Lake, his “first sermon.” That day, April 12, is considered the official start of Nutfield.
1722: Nutfield becomes the town of Londonderry.
1742: Windham splits off and is chartered.
1752: Derryfield is chartered and eventually becomes Manchester.
1827: Derry splits from Londonderry and is chartered as its own separate town.