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Population: 2,444 (1990); 2,321 (2000); 2,395 (2006)

This territory was first granted to settlers in 1762 by Governor Benning Wentworth, who named it Dryden, after English poet and playwright John Dryden. Among them were Dutch settlers from New York, who were selected in an effort to colonize territory west of the Connecticut River. The New York government also wanted to colonize the territory, and as a result, settlers formed the independent state of Vermont. Dryden grantees failed to meet the prescribed terms, and in 1770, Governor John Wentworth regranted the area to Sir George Colebrooke, Chairman of the British East India Company, and three others. At that time, the town was renamed Colebrook.

Region: Great North Woods
County: Coos
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 156 miles
o Boston, MA: 209 miles
o New York, NY: 395 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 110 miles

Town Hall
Town Hall
17 Bridge Street
Colebrook, NH 03576
Phone: (603) 237 - 4070
Fax: (603) 237 - 5069

Town Clerk
17 Bridge Street
Colebrook, NH 03576
Telephone: 603-237-5200

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Upper Connecticut Valley (Local)

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

Colebrook Elementary School
27 Dumont Street
Colebrook NH 03576
Phone: (603) 237-4801
Fax: (603) 237-5246

Colebrook Academy
13 Academy Street
Colebrook, NH 03576
Phone: (603) 237-8351
Fax: (603) 237-5717

Colebrook Fire Dept
Pleasant St
Colebrook, NH 03576

Colebrooke Police Department
17 Bridge St
Colebrook, NH 03576
(603) 237-4487

Colebrook Public Library
126 Main Street
Colebrook, NH 03576

Electric: PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Colebrook Water Works
Sanitation: Municipal
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes

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