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Population: 3,124 (1990); 3,678 (2000); 4,148 (2006)

Deerfield was originally part of Nottingham. In 1756, residents petitioned for organization of a separate parish, but were denied. In 1765, while a second petition was pending, two local hunters presented Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth with a deer. Permission was granted, and "Deerfield" would be incorporated in 1766.

"Deerfield Parade," a hilltop district first settled about 1740, was located on the early postal route between Concord and Portsmouth. Here, the militia of the Revolutionary and Civil wars trained and "paraded" on the village common. The "Parade" was then a professional, cultural and trade center. About 1798, citizens founded Deerfield Academy, a high school. Unfortunately, it burned in 1842.

Once a thriving farm community which was disappointed when bypassed by railroads, the town in 1876 established the Deerfield Fair. Now billed as "New England's Oldest Family Fair," the weekend event draws huge crowds each autumn to admire animals, produce and crafts, or enjoy amusement park rides.

Region: Merrimack Valley
County: Rockingham
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 20 miles
o Boston, MA: 65 miles
o New York, NY: 251 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 261 miles

Town Hall
Town Clerk
Town Office
8 Raymond Road
Deerfield, NH 03037-0159
Tel: 603-463-8811
Fax: 603-463-2820

Municipal Information
Government: Town Meeting
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Concord in Concord (19 miles)

Election Districts

State House District: 73
State Senate District: 17
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 1

Deerfield Community School
66 North Road
Deerfield NH 03037
Phone: (603) 463-7422
Fax:(603) 463-2839

Deerfield Fire Department
P.O. Box 90
4A Old Center Rd S
Deerfield, NH 03037
(603) 463-7721

Deerfield Police Department
P.O. Box 357
8 Raymond Road
Deerfield, NH 03037
Tel: (603) 463-7432
Tel: (603) 463-7258
FAX: (603) 463-2822

Philbrick-James Library
4 Church Street
Deerfield, NH 03037
Telephone: (603) 463-7187

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

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