The town of Henniker is has a unique name and is the only one on Earth, named after John Henniker by Governor Wentworth in 1768.
Henniker has been home to several interesting and outstanding people:
Ocean Born Mary, whose birth saved a boatload of colonists from a pirate's wrath
Edna Dean Proctor, Nationally-Known Poetess
Amy Cheney Beach, Composer and Boston Symphony Orchestra Pianist
James W. Patterson, Educator
Kristen Ulmer, Extreme Skier
Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox Player