Madbury - Its People and Places
MADBURY is situated on the southeastern section of New Hampshire, comprising about 7,600 acres. It is bounded on its northeast border by the City of Dover; on the southern
line by Durham and Lee, and on the west by Barrington. The Barrington line is slightly less than three miles long; and from the corners of this line, the Madbury town lines converge to the southeast until they
reach tidewater --a distance of about seven miles to form a wedge shaped triangle, whose base is at Barrington and apex is at a point adjacent to the spot where the Bellamy River enters Little Bay. This
location has been variously known as Cedar Point, Tickle Point, and Hill's Neck.
The Bellamy River is the only one of any size in Madbury and, until the Bellamy dam was built, Barbadoes Pond was the
town's largest body of water.
Although it has always been in the center of an industrial area, Madbury itself has always remained rural in character. There was never a village or hamlet in the town. For
years lumbering and agriculture were its mainstays. However, quite recently it changed to what is primarily a residential town, and furnishes homes for many whose income is derived from adjacent