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Population: 3,522 (1990); 3,280 (2000); 3,351(2006)

Lancaster was first granted to Captain David Page and others in 1763, an early settlement on the northern portion of the Connecticut River. The town was subject to many Indian troubles, and a grant renewal was issued in 1769. The town was named for Lancaster, Massachusetts, hometown of Joseph Wilder, an early settler. Reverend Joshua Weeks, also a grantee, was among the group of explorers who named the mountains in the Presidential Range. Another resident was Benjamin Sawyer, who, with Timothy Nash, discovered the White Mountain Notch, making a shorter route to Portland possible.

Region: Great North Woods
County: Coos
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 119 miles
o Boston, MA: 172 miles
o New York, NY: 380 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 120 miles

Town Hall
Town Clerk
25 Main Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
Phone: 603-788-2306
Fax: 603-788-2114

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Weeks Memorial (Local)

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

Lancaster Elementary School
51 Bridge Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
Phone: 603-788-4924
Fax: 603-788-2216

High School
White Mountains Regional
PO Box 338
Whitefield, NH 03598
Phone: 603-837-2528
Fax: 603-837-3811


Lancaster Police Department
11 Mechanic Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
Phone: 603-788-4402
Fax: 603-788-4659

Lancaster Fire Department
10 Mechanic Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
Phone: 603-788-3221

Weeks Memorial Library
128 Main Street
Lancaster, NH 03584

Electric: PSNH
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Lancaster Water Department
Sanitation: Municipal
Curbside Trash Pickup: Yes
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes

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