New Hampton, New Hampshire

New Hampton is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,165 at the 2010 census.[1] A winter sports resort area, New Hampton is home to George Duncan State Forest and to the New Hampton School, a private preparatory school established in 1821.

The primary village in town, where 351 people resided at the 2010 census,[1] is defined as the New Hampton census-designated place, and is located along New Hampshire Route 132, just south of its intersection with Route 104.

New Hampton, New Hampshire
New Hampton Community Church
New Hampton Community Church
Location in Belknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°36′19″N 71°39′10″W / 43.60528°N 71.65278°WCoordinates: 43°36′19″N 71°39′10″W / 43.60528°N 71.65278°W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
 • Board of SelectmenKenneth A. Mertz
Neil G. Irvine
Mark T. Denoncour
 • Town AdministratorBarbara Lucas
 • Total38.3 sq mi (99.1 km2)
 • Land36.7 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)  4.14%
525 ft (160 m)
 • Total2,165
 • Density59/sq mi (22.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-51540
GNIS feature ID0873679


Granted in 1765 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, New Hampton was originally known as Moultonborough Addition after then-Colonel Jonathan Moulton, who held the position of town moderator. Moulton, who was born in Hampton, changed the name to New Hampton in 1777 when it was incorporated.[2]

In 1821 the New Hampton School, a Free Will Baptist institution, was founded in the town. From 1854 to 1870, the institute was affiliated with Cobb Divinity School (later part of Bates College).

In 1920, the New Hampton Fish Hatchery, the state's oldest fish hatchery, was established in the town.

Lewis Mansion, New Hampton, NH

Lewis Mansion in 1909

Berry Hall, New Hampton, NH

Berry Hall c. 1912

Randall Hall, New Hampton, NH

Randall Hall c. 1910


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.3 square miles (99.1 km2), of which 36.7 sq mi (95.0 km2) is land and 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) is water, comprising 4.14% of the town. New Hampton is bounded on the west and southwest by the Pemigewasset River. Pemigewasset Lake is in the center, and Winona Lake and Lake Waukewan are in the northeast. The highest point in New Hampton is 1,840 feet (561 m) above sea level atop the west ridge of Hersey Mountain, whose 2,001-foot (610 m) summit lies just over the town boundary in Sanbornton.

The geographic center of New Hampshire is located in the eastern part of New Hampton, between Winona Lake and Jackson Pond, at 43.67925 N, 71.580375 W.[3]

The town is served by Interstate 93 and state routes 104 and 132. I-93 serves the town at Exit 23 and leads north to Plymouth and south to Concord. NH 104 passes east–west through the town, connecting Bristol to the west with Meredith to the east. NH 132 parallels I-93 as a local road, connecting Sanbornton and Tilton to the south with Ashland to the north.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20172,194[4]1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,165 people, 848 households, and 617 families residing in the town. There were 1,083 housing units, of which 235, or 21.7%, were vacant. 185 of the vacant units were for seasonal or recreational use. The racial makeup of the town was 96.9% white, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.05% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. 1.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[6]

Of the 848 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were headed by married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49, and the average family size was 2.86.[6]

In the town, 22.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.2% were from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.[6]

For the period 2011-2015, the estimated median annual income for a household was $74,009, and the median income for a family was $73,913. Male full-time workers had a median income of $49,138 versus $43,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,267. 6.6% of the population and 3.3% of families were below the poverty line. 8.3% of the population under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 or older were living in poverty.[7]


In the New Hampshire Senate, New Hampton is in the 2nd District, represented by Republican Bob Giuda. On the New Hampshire Executive Council, New Hampton is in the 1st District, represented by Democrat Michael J. Cryans. In the United States House of Representatives, New Hampton is in New Hampshire's 1st congressional district, represented by Democrat Chris Pappas.

Sites of interest

Notable people


  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Coolidge, Austin J.; John B. Mansfield (1859). A History and Description of New England. Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 597–598.
  3. ^ NH Office of Energy and Planning official site - 'Geographic Center of NH'
  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". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): New Hampton town, Belknap County, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): New Hampton town, Belknap County, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 25, 2017.

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Adoniram Judson Gordon

Adoniram Judson "A.J." Gordon (1836–1895) was an American Baptist preacher, writer, composer, and founder of Gordon College and Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary.

Benjamin Franklin Kelley

Benjamin Franklin Kelley (April 10, 1807 – July 16, 1891) was an American soldier who served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He played a prominent role in several military campaigns in West Virginia and Maryland.

Chet Gladchuk Jr.

Chester Stephen Gladchuk Jr. (born 1950) is an American college athletics administrator and former American football player and coach. He is currently the athletic director at the United States Naval Academy, a position he has held since 2001. Gladchuk served as the athletic director at Tulane University from 1988 to 1990, at Boston College from 1990 to 1997, and at the University of Houston from 1997 to 2001. Gladchuk attended Worcester Academy and then played college football at Boston College from 1970 to 1972. He coached high school football in New Hampton, New Hampshire before moving to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he worked as an assistant athletic director. Gladchuck's father, Chet Gladchuk, also played college football at Boston College before playing professionally with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) and the Montreal Alouettes of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, now part of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Dana House

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in the United States(by state then city)

Dana Adobe, Nipomo, California, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)

James Dwight Dana House, New Haven, Connecticut, NRHP-listed

Susan Lawrence Dana House, Springfield, Illinois, a Frank Lloyd Wright house, NRHP-listed

Dana-Palmer House, Cambridge, Massachusetts, NRHP-listed

Dana House (Lebanon, New Hampshire), Lebanon, New Hampshire, listed on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places

Dana Meeting House, New Hampton, New Hampshire, NRHP-listed

Marcus Dana House, Fostoria, Ohio, listed on the NRHP in Hancock County, Ohio

Marshall Dana House, Milwaukee, Oregon, listed on the NRHP in Clackamas County

George and Mary Agnes Dana House, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, listed on the NRHP in Fond du Lac County

Dana Meeting House

Dana Meeting House (also known as First Free Will Baptist Meeting House and Dr. Dana Meetinghouse) is a historic meeting house on Dana Hill Road in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

The meeting house was built in 1800 by a Free Will Baptist congregation after the majority of the townspeople voted that the town's tax-subsidized New Hampton Town House would be used by the Congregationalists. The Baptist congregation originally met in homes until its meeting house was completed, and the early congregation was opposed to a paid ministry. Originally, services were conducted in rotation by three men: Simeon Dana, a physician, Josiah Magoon, a Revolutionary War veteran, and Thomas Perkins, a legislator. The best known was Dr. Dana who regularly conducted Sunday worship services from 1803 to 1853 and became the namesake of the church. Notable early preachers included Benjamin Randall and John Colby.

Church services were held on Sundays throughout the year until 1860, when regular Free Will Baptist services were discontinued. Various summer services were held in the meeting house after the 1860s. Rev. Adoniram Judson Gordon, a prominent minister who was a native of New Hampton, often preached at the meeting house during the summers. Gordon went on to found Gordon College. The meeting house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and contains box pews and a few unboxed pews.The Dana Church was founded Jan. 6, 1800 at the home of Capt. Peter Hanaford. Josiah Magoon was chosen as one of three messengers to the Quarterly Meeting at Canterbury. In April 1802, Brother Magoon (Josiah, Sr.) was one of three men appointed to “take oversight in building the meetinghouse.” The building was first used in Dec. 1802, during the ordination of the first elders and deacons, including the Elder Josiah and Deacon James Huckins.Josiah's son, Stephen, was the cabinetmaker who made the pews and finished the interior of the church. Elder Magoon was an itinerant preacher in Maine, Vermont, and mostly in New Hampshire. Among his descendants were several noted ministers, educators, architect, politicians, and lawyers. He did not preach much after his 80th birthday. Stephen Sleeper Magoon's house is across the street from the Dana Meeting house. Stephen was a farmer, country merchant, and held various offices in New Hampton.On March 9, 1801, the first town meeting was held in this meeting house. The names of many of the founding families are still on plaques on each of the pews in the meeting house, of where they were to sit.

Ernest Thompson

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George Edwin Smith

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Gordon-Nash Library

The Gordon-Nash Library is a private non-profit library at 69 Main Street in New Hampton, New Hampshire. Founded in 1887, the library is "the only private non-profit library in New Hampshire that is open to all residents, students and sojourners," and effectively functions as New Hampton's public library. It is housed in an 1895 Renaissance Revival building that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

John William Merrow

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Justin Freeman (skier)

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Lawrence Moten

Lawrence Edward Moten (born March 25, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Moten attended Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. and the New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire before playing his college ball at Syracuse University. Playing as a guard/forward, he is the career scoring leader for that school with 2,334 points and is the Men's Big East Conference's all-time leading scorer with 1,405 points, ahead of Troy Bell (BC – 1,388 pts), Terry Dehere (SHU – 1,320 pts), and Chris Mullin (SJU – 1,290 pts). Moten averaged 19.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.4 apg over his four-year collegiate career – scoring in double figures in 118 of 121 games. He is the only player to score 500 or more points in four consecutive seasons in Syracuse history and was the first player since Hall of Famer Dave Bing to lead Syracuse in scoring for three straight seasons.He was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 2nd round (36th overall pick) of the 1995 NBA draft. He played for the Grizzlies for two seasons from 1995–1997 and for the Washington Wizards during the 1997–98 season. After his NBA career, he played in the CBA and ABA, and in Spain and Venezuela. Moten later became the vice president of player development for the Maryland Nighthawks of the ABA. He was the head coach of the Rochester Razorsharks in 2014 and led them to their 4th PBL title.Moten, as of 2019, works with middle school youth in central New York.

New Hampton Community Church

The New Hampton Community Church, formerly known as New Hampton Village Free Will Baptist Church, is a historic church on Main Street in New Hampton, New Hampshire. It is currently associated with the American Baptist denomination. Built about 1854, it is a prominent local example of Greek Revival architecture, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

New Hampton School

New Hampton School is an independent college preparatory high school in New Hampton, New Hampshire, United States. It has 305 students from over 30 states and 22 countries. The average class size is eleven, and the student-faculty ratio is five to one. New Hampton School does not require a uniform.

New Hampton School is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school became an International Baccalaureate World School in 2010.

New Hampton Town House

The New Hampton Town House (also known as New Hampton Meeting House; Center Meeting House) is a historic meeting house at the junction of Town House Road and Dana Hill Road in New Hampton, New Hampshire. Since 1799, it has served as the community's town hall, and is one of three surviving 18th-century town halls in Belknap County still used for that purpose. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Oliver Blake

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He was born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, United States in 1802 and came to Upper Canada while young. As a young man he sold fanning mills. Later, he was a director of the Beaver Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was appointed court clerk in 1841; Deputy Reeve of Townsend Township in Norfolk County, Councillor of Townsend Township in 1853, and served as Reeve of Townsend Township in 1852, 1854 - 1857. Blake was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for Thames division in 1862 and was named to the Senate after Confederation.

Orren C. Moore

Orren Cheney Moore (August 10, 1839 – May 12, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, Moore attended the public schools, learned the trade of printer and became a journalist. He served as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1863, 1864, 1875, 1876, and 1878. He established the Nashua Daily Telegraph in 1869. He served as member of the State tax commission in 1878 and served in the New Hampshire Senate, 1879-1881. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1887, and he served as chairman of the state railroad commission, 1884-1888.

Moore was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. He resumed his former pursuits as editor and publisher, and died in Nashua, on May 12, 1893. He was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Samuel Green (criminal)

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Simon W. Robinson

Born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, on February 19, 1792, Simon Wiggin Robinson was the son of Captain Noah Robinson, who served honorably in the American Revolution. Young Robinson served his country, also, in the War of 1812 when he was stationed at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as an Adjutant.

At the war's end, he left the Army and settled in Boston where he entered into commercial business until his retirement about 1847. He served in the state legislature for a year, although he never entered into active politics, and as a civil magistrate. It was following his retirement that he moved to Lexington on Elm Street (now Harrington Road), where he lived until his death on October 16, 1868. He was married, twice, and survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters.

Simon W. Robinson was raised to the Third Degree of Freemasonry on January 20, 1820, in Mount Lebanon Lodge, Boston. He served the Lodge as Master in 1824 and 1845 and was Lodge Treasurer from 1828 to 1843. He served the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts as Junior Grand Warden, 1837; Senior Grand Warden, 1838 through 1840, and Deputy Grand Master, 1841 through 1843. He was elected Grand Master of all Masons in Massachusetts in 1846 and served for three years.

In the York Rite of Freemasonry, he was exalted in St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter in 1821, serving as High Priest (1825-26) and Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts (1837-39). He was greeted in Boston Council, Royal and Select Masters, in 1828 and served as Principal Conductor of the Work in 1840. He was knighted in Boston Encampment (now Commandery) in 1835 and a charter member of DeMolay Commandery in 1848, serving as Grand Commander of the Grand Encampment (Commandery) of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (1854 -55).

In Scottish Rite Freemasonry, he received the Fourth Degree to the Sixteenth Degrees in 1842 in Boston Grand Council of Princes of Jerusalem. Minutes of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, note the issuance of a dispensation to confer the Thirtieth to Thirty-second Degrees on then Grand Master Simon W. Robinson. He was elevated to the Thirty-third Degree on August 25, 1851. In September 1851 he was appointed Grand Treasurer General by Grand Commander Edward Asa Raymond, a position he held until 1860.

This was an interesting period in Scottish Rite Masonic history. There were several bodies at various times in the mid-nineteenth century purporting to be authorized Supreme Councils and conferring versions of the degrees. For the details of this era, we look to other histories. Of interest here, is the fact that the elected and acknowledged Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Jurisdiction Supreme Council, Edward A. Raymond, in August, 1860, as a result of a disagreement over his authority, left the Supreme Council, in session, and in December, 1860, formed a new Supreme Council.

Simon W. Robinson left the Northern Supreme Council with his friend and associate, Raymond, and assisted in establishing the new body which he served as Grand Treasurer General (1860-61) and Lieutenant Grand Commander (1861-63). The Raymond Council merged with the Hays-Cerneau Council, becoming known as the Hays-Raymond Council, which Robinson served as 1st Lieutenant Commander (1863-65) and Sovereign Grand Commander (1865-66) until the voluntary dissolution of that body. He attempted briefly to revive the Raymond Council in December 1866, until resigning command, as a lost cause, in May 1867. In the Union of 1867, his status as an active member of the Northern Supreme Council was reinstated.

He died at his Lexington residence on October 16, 1868. Interment was at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

A Freemason's Lodge, Simon W Robinson Lodge, AF&AM, was dedicated to him in 1870 in the town of Lexington, Massachusetts in the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. That Lodge continues to meet in Lexington, and as of the 2018-2019 Masonic year is the seventh largest Masonic Lodge in Massachusetts.

Washington Mooney House

The Washington Mooney House is a historic house on New Hampshire Route 104, near its junction with New Hampshire Route 132 and Interstate 93, in New Hampton, New Hampshire. Built c. 1800, this two story wood frame house is one of the finest surviving Federal period houses in the town. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

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