Colebrook, New Hampshire

Colebrook is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,301 at the 2010 census.[1] Situated in the Great North Woods Region, it is bounded on the west by the Connecticut River and home to Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area.

The main village of the town, where 1,394 people resided at the 2010 census,[1] is defined as the Colebrook census-designated place (CDP), and is located at the junction of U.S. Route 3 with New Hampshire Route 26. The town also includes the villages of Kidderville, Upper Kidderville, and Factory Village.

Colebrook is part of the Berlin, NH−VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Colebrook, New Hampshire
Main Street
Main Street
Official seal of Colebrook, New Hampshire

Location in Coos County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 44°53′40″N 71°29′45″W / 44.89444°N 71.49583°WCoordinates: 44°53′40″N 71°29′45″W / 44.89444°N 71.49583°W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
Upper Kidderville
 • Board of SelectmenSuzanne Collins
Raymond Gorman
Greg Placy
 • Town ManagerBecky Merrow
 • Total40.9 sq mi (105.9 km2)
 • Land40.7 sq mi (105.4 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.50%
1,024 ft (312 m)
 • Total2,301
 • Density56/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-13780
GNIS feature ID0871097


First granted in 1762 by New Hampshire's Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, the territory was named "Dryden", after English poet and playwright John Dryden. Due to the inability of its original grantees to settle the remote area, however, it was regranted in 1770 by Colonial Governor John Wentworth, who renamed it "Colebrook Town" after Sir George Colebrooke, the East India Company's chairman of the board. It was settled that same year by a single family by the name of Rosebrook, but the family was driven out by the Revolutionary War, and further settlement did not occur until after the war's end.[2] The 1790 census recorded a population of 29, and the town was incorporated as Colebrook on June 11, 1796. For many years, it was the shire town of the Northern Judicial District of Coos County. Today, it has a district branch of the Lancaster Superior Court.

A conflicting account holds that the town "was originally called Coleburne and was granted to Sir George Colebrook and others. It was incorporated June 11, 1795."[3]

The first road through the town was known as River Road, taking a route that is roughly followed today by U.S. Route 3, the Daniel Webster Highway. The first surveyed lots in the town comprised about 100 acres (40 ha) each, running from River Road to the Connecticut River. Settlement then proceeded up two new roads, Titus Hill Road and what is now Pleasant Street. Titus Hill leads southeast out of the town center up to high ground in the neighboring town of Columbia that supports farming, while Pleasant Street, now a short road in Colebrook village, led east up the valley of the Mohawk River (now the route of New Hampshire Route 26) to the area of East Colebrook, the present-day village of Kidderville, and what was known as "Factory Village", which grew about 2 miles (3 km) east of the present village of Colebrook around a woolen mill constructed in 1816.[2]

In 1803, seven years after the incorporation of the town, historian Timothy Dwight wrote, "Everything in this township exhibits the activity and enterprise of its inhabitants; their roads, plantations, barns and schoolhouses are well built. Their dwelling houses are principally of logs; but they are beginning to form better, and will soon be lodged very comfortable. Mills they have already."[2] The first sawmill and gristmill in the town were constructed around 1800 by Andrew McAllaster and his son, William, on the west side of the Beaver Brook bridge on what is now Main Street (Route 3) at the north end of the present village. The first brick maker was the Loomis kiln, located north of the current village approximately where the IGA grocery store now stands. A larger brickmaker, Pratt & Smith, constructed a large kiln about 1826 in the Factory Village area. In 1822 a new brick woolen mill was constructed in Factory Village along the Mohawk River and produced at its peak 6,000 to 7,000 pounds (2,700 to 3,200 kg) of finished wool per year. It was capable of producing 50 yards (46 m) of cloth per day, including flannel and blankets.[2]

What is now Colebrook village, located on the eastern edge of the Connecticut River bottomlands where the Mohawk River enters, began to grow in the decade following 1811, when the Walker House was constructed at the corner of present-day Main and Pleasant streets. Commercial buildings began to appear in 1816 on the block of Main Street between Pleasant Street and Parsons Street.[2]

The area was noted for excellent farming soil. After the Coos Trail through Dixville Notch was created in 1803, farmers loaded sleds each winter with potash, pearlash, wheat and other produce, including potato whiskey, to exchange in Portland, Maine, for molasses, saltfish and other necessities. According to the 1874 Gazetteer, Colebrook was the Potato Capital of New Hampshire, producing over 120,000 bushels per year, most of which were milled into potato starch. Some were distilled into "potato whiskey." This industry dated back to 1848, when Sherburn R. Merrill bought land in Factory Village along the Mohawk River to build a starch mill, originally with 150 tons capacity. Other starch factories soon followed. At its peak, the town was producing, according to James O. Adams in 1877, "approximately one third of the potato starch in the state. Considered another way, one twentieth of all the starch produced in the United States came from the Colebrook area during this period."[2] The starch industry began to decline after 1880, due to lack of fertilization in the area's potato farms. Gradually, the area turned to dairy farming.

Abundant regional forests helped Colebrook become a lumbering center, with the first sawmill established at Beaver Brook in 1800. Between 1868 and 1915, the town was witness to great log drives.

Other local manufacturing businesses, including blacksmiths, bobbin mills, boot- and shoemakers, carriage shops, cheesemakers, and tanneries, grew in the area through the 1800s, until the arrival of the railroad in 1887 connected the town to larger suppliers of goods.[2]

Tourism has been a growing component of Colebrook's economy since the 19th century. As early as 1804, an inn was constructed by the McAllaster family on what is now North Main Street. Chamberlain's Tavern was built in 1816 and was for a time the meeting place of the town's militia; it is now the Jenkins/Jacoby Funeral Home. Three large hotels were built in Colebrook in the mid 1800s. The earliest was the Colebrook House, originally a large private home that was converted to an inn in the 1840s. After a series of conversions of use and two fires, a new hotel occupying the site was built in 1903 and still is in operation. The second hotel to be built in the town was the Parsons House (1862) on the south corner of Main and Parsons streets; it had a 75-foot-long (23 m) dining room that could seat 125 guests. The Parsons House burned in 1890 and was not rebuilt. The Monadnock House, built in the late 1860s, burned in 1895 and was replaced with a new structure that had 70 guest rooms. By the late 1940s, it had been sold to the Daughters of Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for a convent and boarding school. In 1971 it was sold to the town of Colebrook, and the building was torn down in 1977.[2]

During the Gilded Age, a new grand hotel was planned for Colebrook. Called the Metallak after Native American chief Metallak, the imposing Victorian structure was designed by architect John Calvin Stevens, and intended to attract tourists arriving by railroad to escape the summer heat and pollution in big cities. Construction began on Lombard's Hill, but a violent windstorm in April 1893 destroyed the frame, and investors abandoned the project. Stevens then reused the building's scheme, while reducing its size by two-fifths, to become the Bay of Naples Inn at Naples, Maine, which opened in 1899. Although the Metallak itself was never finished, its extensive plans are preserved among the architect's papers at the Maine Historical Society, making the ill-fated Colebrook hotel perhaps the most thoroughly documented design of its type in the White Mountains.

The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel was built in neighboring Dixville Notch in 1874. The resort's golf course is located on land in Colebrook that overlooks the notch and the hotel. Another hotel, the Hampshire Inn, was located on the Colebrook/Columbia town line and enjoyed a heyday in the 1890s and 1900s. The building was demolished in the 1970s, and the land is now part of the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace along U.S. Route 3.[2]

Serial killer Christopher Wilder's nationwide murder spree ended at a Colebrook gas station on April 13, 1984, when two New Hampshire state troopers attempted to apprehend him, but in a scuffle Wilder shot and killed himself as well as seriously wounding one of the troopers.

Main Street, Colebrook, NH

Main Street c. 1915

Monadnock House, Colebrook, NH

Monadnock House c. 1915

Parsons Street, Colebrook, NH

Parsons Street c. 1915

Bridge Street, Colebrook, NH

Bridge Street c. 1915


Colebrook is the hub of northern Coos County, and is the largest town (by population) north of the county seat of Lancaster. Roads from Maine, Vermont, and Quebec all converge in the center of town. To the north is Stewartstown, to the east is Dixville and to the south is Columbia. Lemington, Vermont, is located to the west of town, across the Connecticut River.

The town is located along U.S. Route 3. New Hampshire Route 26 crosses Colebrook from east to west, briefly overlapping U.S. 3. The southern terminus of New Hampshire Route 145 is also located in Colebrook, providing a second route northward to Pittsburg and Canada.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.9 square miles (106 km2), of which 40.7 square miles (105 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) is water, comprising 0.50% of the town.[4] The highest point in Colebrook is Van Dyck Mountain, elevation 2,760 feet (840 m) above sea level. The town's western view is dominated by Monadnock Mountain, elevation 3,148 ft (960 m), in Lemington, Vermont. Colebrook is drained by Beaver Brook and the Mohawk River, which flows into the Connecticut River. The town lies almost fully within the Connecticut River watershed, with a tiny portion of the northeast corner of town lying in the Androscoggin River watershed.[5]


Colebrook has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with warm summer days and mild nights but severely cold winters with high diurnal temperature variation. Snowfall is high during winter, similar to most of Northeastern United States, but a permanent snow pack is formed due to the cold temps. Winter normal lows are only narrowly above 0 °F according to NOAA's weather station normals.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20172,139[7]−7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Colebrook Main Street in 2009

At the first census of 1790 there were 29 residents.

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,301 people, 1,073 households, and 612 families residing in the town. There were 1,429 housing units, of which 356, or 24.9%, were vacant. 245 of the vacant units were for seasonal or recreational use. The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% white, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.2% some other race, and 1.2% from two or more races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[9]

Of the 1,073 households, 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were headed by married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14, and the average family size was 2.73.[9]

In the town, 19.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.2% were from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.[9]

For the period 2011-2015, the estimated median annual income for a household was $45,375, and the median income for a family was $54,063. Male full-time workers had a median income of $38,295 versus $35,637 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,383. 17.3% of the population and 8.5% of families were below the poverty line. 30.3% of the population under the age of 18 and 3.5% of those 65 or older were living in poverty.[10]

Notable people

See also

Sites of interest


  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Granvyl Hulse, "The Early History of Colebrook" (lecture series), 2007
  3. ^ Article in Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire (1875)
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001) - Colebrook town, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Foster, Debra H.; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; Medalie, Laura (1995). Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers. U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey.
  6. ^ "Climatography of the United States No. 20" (PDF). NOAA. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions – New Hampshire". Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): Colebrook town, Coos County, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Colebrook town, Coos County, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 27, 2017.

Further reading

  • Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains, 1998, David F. Godine, publisher, Boston, MA

External links

Alma Carrie Cummings

Alma Carrie Cummings (1857–1926) was an American journalist and editor and proprietor of the Colebrook, New Hampshire, News and Sentinel.

Beaver Brook Falls Wayside

Beaver Brook Falls Wayside is a 7.3-acre (3.0 ha) park in Colebrook, New Hampshire along Route 145. It features a roadside view of the scenic 80 ft (24 m) Beaver Brook Falls. Picnic tables, restroom facilities and a small picnic shelter are available.

Benjamin Aldrich Homestead

The Benjamin Aldrich Homestead is a historic homestead east of the terminus of Aldrich Road, slightly east of Piper Hill in Colebrook, New Hampshire. Developed beginning in 1846, it is the oldest surviving farm property in the town. Its farmstead includes the original 1846 house and barns of the period. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

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Carl Drega

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Channel 26 low-power TV stations in the United States

The following low-power television stations broadcast on digital or analog channel 26 in the United States:

K20EC-D in Kanab, Utah

K26CI-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K26CK-D in Cottonwood/Grangevil, Idaho

K26CL-D in Alexandria, etc., Minnesota

K26CS-D in St. James, Minnesota

K26CV in Ogallala, Nebraska

K26DB in Astoria, Oregon

K26DD-D in Kalispell, Montana

K26DE-D in Bozeman, Montana

K26DX-D in Raton, New Mexico

K26EA-D in Milford, etc., Utah

K26EH-D in Austin, Nevada

K26EM in Orangeville, Utah

K26EP in Dulce/Lumberton, New Mexico

K26FK in Rulison, Colorado

K26FM-D in Peetz, Colorado

K26FP-D in Idalia, Colorado

K26FQ-D in John Day, Oregon

K26FS in Blythe, California

K26FT-D in Santa Barbara, California

K26FV-D in La Grande, Oregon

K26GD-D in Garfield County, Utah

K26GF-D in Peach Springs, Arizona

K26GG-D in Golconda, Nevada

K26GH-D in Randolph & Woodruff, Utah

K26GL-D in Columbus, Montana

K26GS-D in Harrison, Arkansas

K26GV-D in Omak, Washington

K26GX-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

K26GY-D in Breckenridge, Colorado

K26HL in Holualoa, Hawaii

K26HO-D in Glide, Oregon

K26HS-D in Tillamook, Oregon

K26HY-D in Ely, Nevada

K26IC-D in Bremerton, Washington

K26IH-D in Manti, etc., Utah

K26IJ-D in Morgan, etc., Utah

K26IK-D in Heber & Midway, Utah

K26IM-D in Samak, Utah

K26IS-D in Woodward, etc., Oklahoma

K26IT-D in Redstone, etc., Colorado

K26JB-D in Wells, Nevada

K26JC-D in Walker Lake, Nevada

K26JI-D in Sibley, Iowa

K26JM-D in Ferron, Utah

K26JN-D in Huntington, Utah

K26JO-D in Guymon, Oklahoma

K26JR-D in Turkey, Texas

K26JY-D in Duckwater, Nevada

K26KA-D in Drummond, Montana

K26KC-D in Dallas, Texas

K26KF-D in Duluth, Minnesota

K26KG-D in Beowawe, Nevada

K26KJ-D in El Paso, Texas

K26KM-D in Orr, Minnesota

K26KQ-D in Christmas Valley, Oregon

K26LE-D in Cascade, Idaho

K26LF-D in Henefer, etc., Utah

K26LG-D in Phillips County, Montana

K26LH-D in Snowmass Village, Colorado

K26LI-D in Juneau, Alaska

K26LJ-D in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

K26LL-D in Utahn, Utah

K26LM-D in Libby, Montana

K26LP-D in Spring Glen, Utah

K26LQ-D in White Sulphur Springs, Montana

K26LR-D in Helper, Utah

K26LW-D in Sheridan, Wyoming

K26MS-D in Collbran, Colorado

K26MV-D in Soldier Canyon, New Mexico

K26NB-D in Klamath Falls, Oregon

K26NC-D in Elk City, Oklahoma

K26NE-D in Florence, Oregon

K26NJ-D in Powers, Oregon

K26NK-D in Wichita Falls, Texas

K26NL-D in Gillette, Wyoming

K26NM-D in Pullman, Washington

K26NQ-D in Hood River, Oregon

K26NS-D in Fort Peck, Montana

K26OD-D in Globe, Arizona

K26OH-D in Roseau, Minnesota

K26ON-D in Deer Lodge, etc., Montana

K38KL-D in Ellensburg, Washington

K38LV-D in Bridger, etc., Montana

K38NM-D in Madras, Oregon

K39FC-D in East Flagstaff, Arizona

K39FE-D in Willmar, Minnesota

K40MC-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota

K41IP-D in Rainier, Oregon

K44IW-D in Hollis, Oklahoma

K46DB-D in Sapinero, Colorado

K46IP-D in Cottage Grove, Oregon

K51FL-D in Garden Valley, Idaho

KCPO-LP in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

KCVB-CD in Logan, Utah

KCWQ-LD in Palm Springs, California

KDJT-CD in Salinas/Monterey, etc., California

KDLU-LP in St. George, Utah

KFDY-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KGEC-LD in Redding, California

KNMW-LD in Mineral Wells, Texas

KPMF-LD in Paragould, Arkansas

KSXC-LD in South Sioux City, Nebraska

KTKB-LD in Tamuning, Guam

KUCL-LD in Salt Lake City, Utah

KUKR-LD in Santa Rosa, California

KVBC-LP in Reedley, California

KVSD-LD in San Diego, California

KXUN-LD in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

KZBZ-CD in Clovis, New Mexico

KZTE-LD in Fulton, Arkansas

W26BB in Vicksburg, Mississippi

W26BF in Elmira, New York

W26BV in Panama City, Florida

W26CE in New York, New York

W26CV-D in Mansfield, Pennsylvania

W26DC-D in Roslyn, New York

W26DC-D in Hempstead, New York

W26DH-D in Auburn, Indiana

W26DK-D in San Juan, Puerto Rico

W26DP-D in Inverness, Florida

W26DS-D in La Grange, Georgia

W26DT-D in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

W26EE-D in Wittenberg, Wisconsin

W26EM-D in Athens, Georgia

WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois

WDID-LD in Savannah, Georgia

WDRL-LD in Wilmington, North Carolina

WEDD-LD in Roanoke, Virginia

WGEI-LD in Enterprise, Alabama

WGVT-LD in Gainesville, Florida

WHDN-CD in Naples, Florida

WHNE-LD in Flint, Michigan

WJAC-TV in Du Bois, Pennsylvania

WJGP-LD in Kalamazoo, Michigan

WLVO-LD in Cumming, Georgia

WMTW in Portland, Maine

WNHO-LP in Defiance, Ohio

WNTU-LP in Nashville, Tennessee

WNYJ-LD in Port Jervis, New York

WOSC-CD in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WROB-LD in Topeka, Kansas

WSNN-LD in Sarasota, Florida

WTBS-LP in Atlanta, Georgia

WUSP-LD in Ponce, Puerto Rico

WUWT-CD in Union City, Tennessee

WWKQ-LD in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico

WXAX-CD in Clearwater, Florida

WYCU-LD in Charlestown, etc., New Hampshire

WYXN-LD in New York, New YorkThe following low-power stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on analog channel 26:

K26DK in Rock Springs, Wyoming

K26GI in Woodland & Kamas, Utah

K26GK in Lakeport, California

KGKY-LD in Joplin, Missouri

KJYY-LD in Portland, Oregon

W26BZ in Victor, New York

W26CQ in Colebrook, New Hampshire

WEYB-LD in Montgomery, Alabama

WLPC-LP in Detroit, Michigan

WMUN-LP in Muncie, Indiana

Chester B. Jordan

Chester Bradley Jordan (October 15, 1839 – August 24, 1914) was an American teacher, lawyer, and Republican politician from Lancaster, New Hampshire.


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Colebrooke may also refer to:

Henry Thomas Colebrooke, (1765–1837), English orientalist and mathematician

James Colebrooke (banker) (1680–1752), English banker

Robert Colebrooke (died 1785), his son, English MP, father of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Hyde Colebrooke

James Colebrooke (1722–1761), his next son, English MP, 1st Baronet Colebrooke

George Colebrooke (1729–1809), his last son, English speculator, 2nd Baronet Colebrooke, father of Henry Thomas Colebrooke

William MacBean George Colebrooke (1787–1870), British soldier and colonial administrator, lieutenant governor of New Brunswick

Edmund Burke (congressman)

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Frank Crawford

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Harlan Page Davidson

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Horace White (writer)

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Monadnock Mountain (Vermont)

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Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was established in 1997 to conserve, protect and enhance the abundance and diversity of native plant, fish and wildlife species and the ecosystems on which they depend throughout the 7,200,000-acre (29,000 km2) Connecticut River watershed. The watershed covers large areas of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. It contains a great diversity of habitats, notably: northern forest valuable as nesting habitat for migrant thrushes, warblers and other birds; rivers and streams used by shad, salmon, herring and other migratory fishes; and an internationally significant complex of high-quality tidal fresh, brackish and salt marshes.

The refuge works in partnership with a wide variety of individuals and organizations to provide environmental education, to encourage and support appropriate habitat conservation and management on public and private lands, and to protect additional habitat.

The refuge has three cooperative visitor centers: in Colebrook, New Hampshire; at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont; and Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

The refuge is named for Silvio O. Conte, a late, longtime member of the United States House of Representatives for Massachusetts who worked to preserve and protect the environment.

Socrates Tuttle

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WEVF (90.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Colebrook, New Hampshire. The station is owned by New Hampshire Public Radio, and is an affiliate of their public radio network.


WOXX (97.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Colebrook, New Hampshire, United States, serving the Northern New Hampshire area. The station is owned by White Mountains Broadcasting LLC.On December 22, 2011, WOXX signed on the air with a Classic Hits & Classic Rock hybrid format branded as "The Outlaw" just like WOTX. The station's call sign is similar to a similarly-formatted sister station in Lunenburg, Vermont, WOTX; however, WOXX is operated separately.


WUKV may refer to:

WUKV (FM), a radio station (95.7 FM) licensed to serve Trion, GA, United States

WSGR (FM), a radio station (88.3 FM) licensed to serve New Boston, Ohio, United States, which held the call sign WUKV from 2011 to 2018

WOXX, a radio station (97.1 FM) licensed to serve Colebrook, New Hampshire, United States, which held the call sign WUKV from 2008 to 2011

Climate data for Colebrook, NH
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 61
Average high °F (°C) 23.8
Average low °F (°C) 0.2
Record low °F (°C) −40
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.85
Average snowfall inches (cm) 21.2
trace 0
trace 0.6
Source: NOAA [6]
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