Named for John Stark
John Stark [1728-1822] was a Lieutenant in the French & Indian War . He was a Colonel from New Hampshire during the American Revolution, serving at Bunker Hill in 1775. Stark commanded battles at Trenton and Princeton. By 1777, he was a Brigadier General, and served until the end of the war.
Established in 1839
Formed from Knox and Putnam Counties on 2 Mar 1839.
Part of the Military Tract
Land granted to veterans of the War of 1812. [More about the Military Tract]
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