Washington, New Hampshire is a scenic small town in southwestern New Hampshire, with a scattered population of about 1,100. (It is not near Mt. Washington, the state’s highest mountain, which is located 100 miles north among the White Mountains.) Washington was settled in 1768 and on December 13, 1776 was incorporated as a town, taking the name of a soon-to-be-famous southern general. Washington has always been a very rural place, and the landscape is hilly, rugged, rocky, forested -- and lovely.