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Population: 1,496 (1990); 1,679 (2000); 1,701 (2006)

This was another of the many towns granted along the Connecticut River in 1761. Lyme takes its name from Old Lyme, which lies at the mouth of the Connecticut River. For many years, the town's name was spelled as Lime in official state documents, however this eventually was decreed a misspelling. Most of the original grantees were from Palmer and Brimfield in Massachusetts, or from Londonderry, New Hampshire. Lyme was one of the 16 towns involved in a protracted border dispute with the independent state of Vermont, before it was admitted to the Union in 1791.

Region: Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
County: Grafton
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 82 miles
o Boston, MA: 135 miles
o New York, NY: 320 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 280 miles

Town Hall
Town of Lyme
38 Union St.
PO Box 126
Lyme, NH 03768
Phone: 603-795-4639
Fax: 603-795-4637

Town Clerk
PO Box 342
Lyme, NH 03768
Phone: 603-795-2535
Fax: 603-795-4637

Tax Collector
38 Union Street
PO Box 113
Lyme, NH 03768
Phone: (603) 795-4416

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock; Alice Peck Day; Lebanon (11 miles)

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

Lyme School District

Lyme Elementary School
34 Union St
Lyme, NH 03768
(603) 795-2125

Crossroads Academy
95 Dartmouth College Hwy
Lyme, NH 03768


Lyme Fire Department
44 High Street
PO Box 126
Lyme, NH 03768
Telephone: (603) 643-3610

Lyme Police Department
1 Main Street - Unit 9
PO Box 126
Lyme, NH 03768-0126
Dispatch Center (603) 643-2222
Office: (603) 795-2047

Converse Free Library
38 Union Street
Lyme, NH 03768
Phone: 603-795-4622
FAX: 603-795-9346

Electric: CT Valley; NH Electric; VT Public Service
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Private wells
Sanitation: Private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: No

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