For the first fifty years of New Hampshire's history, Dover was one of only three communities established in the state. Settled in 1623 on the banks of the Piscataqua River, Dover was first called Hilton's Point, named after Edward Hilton, leader of the company of Englishmen who landed at Dover Point. It was also known by the Indian names of Newichwannock (place of wigwams) and Cocheco. The town was probably named for Dover, England. In 1855, Dover was incorporated as a city.
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Salmon Falls Stoneware is located in Dover. The company is one of the nation's most popular makers of traditional New England salt-glazed pottery. Salmon Falls is known for its individually hand made and decorated pots inspired by those made in the 1800's. The production studio and factory store are among New England 's most popular tourist destinations.