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Belknap County

New Hampshire

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The Cities and communities of Belknap County, New Hampshire *

Barnstead, Belmont
Center Harbor

Gilford, Gilmanton

New Hampton

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Information & Facts about Belknap County, New Hampshire

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Belknap County Website
34 County Drive
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: 603-527-5400

The county is made up of ten towns and one city

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1990 - 49,216
2000 - 56,325
2001 - 58,384

Population density
1998 - 130.3 persons per square mile

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Belknap County is located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, slightly southeast of the geographic center of the state. It is about 90 miles from Boston, Massachusetts

Surrounding Counties:
Northeast - Carroll County
Southeast - Strafford County
Southwest - Merrimack County
Northwest - Grafton County

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Average summer temperature - 68 degrees F.
Average winter temperature - 22 degrees F.

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The county was created in 1840 and was named for Dr. Jeremy Belknap, noted preacher, educator, naturalist, historian and author of The History of New Hampshire.

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The elevation ranges from 545 to 2,253 feet above sea level

Total land area: 401 square miles

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The Political Graveyard for Belknap County

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Laconia Library

Meredith Public Library
P.O. Box 808 -
91 Main Street -
Meredith, NH 03253-0808
Phone: (603) 279-4303.

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Laconia School District
Inter-Lakes School District
Winnisquam REgional School District

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Belknap County Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Greater Laconia-Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce
Greater Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce

Lakes Region Associaiton

Laconia Historical & Museum Societies, Inc.
P.O. Box 1126
Laconia, NH 03246

Meredith Historical Society
P.O. Box 920 -
Meredith, NH 03253
Phone:(603) 279-1190

Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society
503 Endicott St
PO Box 5386,
Weirs NH 03247
Phone: 603-366-5950
Fax: 603-366-7301

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Attractions & Other Information

Things to do in the area

Belknap Mill Society
25 Beacon St. East,
Laconia NH 03246
Phone: 603-524-8813
Fax: 603-528-1228
The mill was built in 1823 and is the oldest unaltered brick textile mill in America. Visit the museum, gift shop and the many cultural activities throughout the year.

Lake Winnipesaukee Museum
Historical photos and memorabilia of Lake Winnipesaukee and vicinity on display in the Museum's renovated farmhouse. Open year-round. Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Free admission.

Prescott Farm Audubon Center
888 White Oaks Road,
Laconia NH 03246
Phone: 603-366-5695
Fax: 603-366-5720
The Program Center of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire. Public hiking trails, heritage garden (seasonal), school and youth programs, family programs, nature camps, maple sugaring. Year round.

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