Population: 3,586 (1990); 3,672 (2000); 3,899 (2006)

This community was originally granted in 1732 as Contoocook, after the river of the same name. In 1760, the town was incorporated as Boscawen, in honor of an English admiral, Edward Boscawen, who fought under General Amherst in the conquest of Canada.

Admiral Boscawen was responsible for the capture of the fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. The Contoocook Fort on the Merrimack, one of the first log forts constructed for protection against the Indians, was built here in 1739. In July 1997, the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was established by legislature in Boscawen on 104 acres previously used as a state forest.

Region: Merrimack Valley
County: Merrimack
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 27 miles
o Boston, MA: 79 miles
o New York, NY: 260 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 235 miles

Town Hall

116 N Main Street
Boscawen, NH 03303

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Concord in Concord (9 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 35
State Senate District: 7
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2

Boscawen Elementary School
1 B.E.S.T. Ave
Boscawen, NH 03303

Boscawen Public Library
116 North Main Street
Boscawen, NH 03303

Boscawen Police Department
116 North Main Street
Boscawen, NH 03303

Boscawen Fire Department
17 High St
Boscawen, NH 03303

Electric: PSNH
Gas: Keyspan
Water Supplier: Penacook Boscawen Precinct
Sanitation: Penacook Plant
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon; Kearsarge
Cable television service: Yes

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