Eaton, New Hampshire

Eaton is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 393 at the 2010 census.[1] Eaton includes the villages of Eaton Center and Snowville.

Eaton, New Hampshire
The "Little White Church" in Eaton Center overlooking Crystal Lake
The "Little White Church" in Eaton Center overlooking Crystal Lake
Location in Carroll County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°54′34″N 71°04′56″W / 43.90944°N 71.08222°WCoordinates: 43°54′34″N 71°04′56″W / 43.90944°N 71.08222°W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
VillagesEaton Center
 • Board of SelectmenEdward Reilly
David Sorensen
Richard Fortin
 • Total25.6 sq mi (66.3 km2)
 • Land24.3 sq mi (62.9 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)  5.06%
529 ft (161 m)
 • Total393
 • Density15/sq mi (5.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-23380
GNIS feature ID0873587


Conway Street, Eaton, NH
Conway Street c. 1910

Eaton was incorporated in 1760 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, and named for Governor Theophilus Eaton of Connecticut, a generous contributor to the funds needed to settle Massachusetts in 1630. He later formed a colony at New Haven, Connecticut, along with Reverend John Davenport and David Yale, great-grandfather of Yale University's founder, Elihu Yale.

The "Little White Church" is a town landmark. The village of Snowville is named for the Snow family, who started a sawmill there in 1825. "Waukeela", a summer camp for girls, has been in Eaton for 90 years as of 2011. It occupies 45 acres (180,000 m2) on Crystal Lake.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.6 square miles (66 km2), of which 24.3 square miles (63 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) is water, comprising 5.06% of the town.[2] Conway Lake is on the northern boundary, and Crystal Lake is in the center. Eaton lies fully within the Saco River watershed.[3] The highest point in town is 1,730 feet (530 m) above sea level on its southern boundary, just north of the 1,806-foot (550 m) summit of Cragged Mountain. Eaton is bounded on the east by the Maine state line.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2017392[4]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 375 people, 157 households, and 111 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.4 people per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile (3.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.67% White, 0.27% African American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races.

There were 157 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.

Panorama, Eaton, NH
Eaton in 1909

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 38.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,429, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,122. About 3.6% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Emergency services

Police services are provided by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office or NH State Police Troop E depending on staffing for the time of day.


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001) - Brookfield town, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions – New Hampshire". Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Shepards River

The Shepards River is a 13.6-mile-long (21.9 km) river in western Maine and eastern New Hampshire in the United States. It is part of the Saco River drainage basin.

The Shepards River rises in the town of Eaton, New Hampshire, among foothills of the White Mountains. The river flows northeast into Brownfield, Maine, passing the villages of West Brownfield, Brownfield, and East Brownfield before reaching the Saco River east of Frost Mountain.

Several species of game fish have been caught in Shepards River, including brook trout, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and atlantic salmon.

The Wish List (political organization)

The Wish List is a political action committee devoted to electing pro-choice Republican women to the House of Representatives and Senate. The Wish List was founded in 1992. The acronym "WISH" stands for Women In the Senate and House. The Wish List recruits candidates to run for federal office and state legislative offices.The Wish List offers support for candidates by bundling contributions from their members. The organization encourages members to donate to two of the eligible candidates during an election cycle. The organization claims to raise over 1 million per year from their supporters. In 2004, the WISH List supported 11 Republican candidates for federal office.This committee is the Republican equivalent to EMILY's List, whose goal is to elect pro-choice Democratic women. Susan B. Anthony List is the anti-abortion counterpart to this organization, whose goal is to assist pro-life women candidates.The WISH List maintained strong alliances with other moderate Republican groups, such as the Republican Majority For Choice, It's My Party Too, and Republicans For Choice. In 2010, the WISH List had officially joined with the Republican Majority for Choice. In 2018, the Republican Majority for Choice ceased to be an active PAC.

Thomas Eaton

Thomas Eaton may refer to:

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White Meetinghouse

The White Meetinghouse, also known as the First Freewill Baptist Society Meetinghouse, is a historic meeting house on Towle Hill Road, south of Eaton Center, New Hampshire. Built in 1844, it is a well-preserved and little-altered example of a vernacular Greek Revival meeting house. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The building is now maintained by a local community organization, and is used for community events and occasional services.

Places adjacent to Eaton, New Hampshire
Municipalities and communities of Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States
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Saco River watershed

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