Derry

Web site: www.derry.nh.us

Population: 29,603 (1990); 34,021 (2000); 34,103 (2006)

Overview
Although first settled in 1719, Derry was not incorporated until 1827. For over 100 years it was part of Londonderry, which also included all of Windham and portions of Manchester, Salem, and Hudson. The town was named for the Isle of Derry, Ireland, the Gaelic word Doire meaning "oak woods." Derry is the location of poet Robert Frost's homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, and the birthplace of both General John Stark and astronaut Alan Shepard. Two of the oldest private schools in America were founded here as well, Pinkerton Academy, founded in 1814 and still in operation, and the Adams Female Seminary.

Geography
Region: Merrimack Valley
County: Rockingham
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 13 miles
o Boston, MA: 39 miles
o New York, NY: 223
o Montreal, Quebec: 269

Town Hall
Derry Tax Collector
14 Manning St
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-6106

Derry Town Clerk
14 Manning St
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-6105

Municipal Information
Government: Town Admin./Council
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Full time
Nearest Hospital: Parkland Medical Center in Derry

Election Districts
State House District: 77
State Senate District: 19
Executive Council District: 4
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 1

Schools
Derry School District
http://www.derry.k12.nh.us/

Derry Village Elementary School
28 S Main St
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-1233

East Derry Memorial Elementary School
18 Dubeau Dr
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-1260

Ernest P Barka Elementary School
21 Eastgate Rd
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 434-2430

Grinnell School
6 Grinnell Rd
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-1238

South Range Elementary School
1 Drury Lane
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-1219

Gilbert H Hood Middle School
5 Hood Rd
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-1224

West Running Brook Middle School
1 W Running Brook Lane
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-1250

Pinkerton Academy
5 Pinkerton St
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 437-5200



Services

Derry Public Library
64 E Broadway
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-6140
http://www.derry.lib.nh.us/

Taylor Library
49 East Derry Rd.
P.O. Box 110
East Derry, NH 03041
603-432-7186
http://www.taylorlibrary.org/



Utilities
Electric: PSNH; NH Electric; Granite State
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Derry Water Department
Sanitation: Municipal
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes


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