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Population: 3,100 (1990); 3,866 (2000); 4,601(2006)

Granted in 1727, this community was one of several established to deal with rapidly expanding population in the seacoast area. A majority of new settlers came from either Barnstable on Cape Cod or Hampstead on Long Island, and the name Barnstead is a conjunction of the two. Barnstead Parade, the town's central highway, was located on the Province Road which ran between Portsmouth and the Governor's summer house in Wolfeboro.

Region: Lakes Region
County: Belknap
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 28 miles
o Boston, MA: 90 miles
o New York, NY: 272 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 260 miles

Town Hall
Barnstead Town Clerk
108 S Barnstead Rd
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
(603) 269-4631

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Full time
Nearest Hospital: Concord; Frisbee Memorial (21 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 31
State Senate District: 4
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 1


Barnstead Elementary School
91 Maple Street
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
Phone: 603-269-5161
Information Line: 603-269-0600

Prospect Mountain High School
242 Suncook Valley Rd.
Alton, NH 03809
Phone 603-875-3800
Fax 603-875-8200

Center Barnstead Police Department
119 S Barnstead Rd
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
(603) 269-8100

Barnstead Police Department
119 South Barnstead Road
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
Non Emergency Phone: 603-269-8100
Fax: 603-269-4282

Oscar Foss Memorial Library
Route 126
Center Barnstead, NH
Ph: 603-269-3900

Electric: PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Central Water Co., Inc.
Sanitation: Private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes

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