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Population: 1,707 (1990); 1,875 (2000); 2,046 (2006)

Deering was originally part of Cumberland or the Society Land, the portion of land which had been set aside for the Masonian Proprietors. In 1774 settlers petitioned Governor John Wentworth, the last provincial governor of New Hampshire, for township status. The governor granted the request, giving the town the family name of his wife, Frances Deering Wentworth. Frances Wentworth's first husband was Theodore Atkinson, son of Masonian Proprietor Colonel Atkinson. At the time of the Revolution, the Wentworths left for Nova Scotia, then went to England, where Frances became a lady-in-waiting to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

Region: Monadnock
County: Hillsborough
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 25 miles
o Boston, MA: 77 miles
o New York, NY: 234 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 255 miles

Town Hall
Town Clerk and Tax Collector
762 Deering Center Road
Deering, NH 03244
Telephone: 603 464-3224
FAX: 603-464-3804

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Concord in Concord (25 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 43
State Senate District: 7
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2


Hillsboro Deering School District

Deering Fire Department
762 Deering Center Road
Deering, NH 03244
Telephone: 603 464-5308

Deering Police Department
762 Deering Center Road
Deering, NH 03244
Telephone: 603 464-3127

Electric: PSNH
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Private wells
Sanitation: Private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon; Granite State; ConVal
Cable television service: Yes

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