Population: 1,183 (1990); 1,440 (2000); 1,760 (2006)

This territory was first granted by the Masonian Proprietors in 1749. It may have been named for Sir Charles Middleton, Lord Barham, an admiral of the Navy who had served in the West Indies. Middleton was situated on the road between Exeter and Wolfeboro, the location of Governor John Wentworth's summer home, Kingswood. Neglect of the road caused the Governor to bill the proprietors for repairs that he had to make for safe travel to Kingswood. In 1785, residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The first petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield.

Region: Lakes Region
County: Strafford
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 53 miles
o Boston, MA: 88 miles
o New York, NY: 325 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 270 miles

Town Hall
Middleton Town Clerk and Tax Collector
182 Kings Hwy
Middleton, NH 03887
(603) 473-2576

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Huggins in Wolfeboro (17 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 68
State Senate District: 3
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 1

Middleton Fire Department
Middleton, NH 03887
(603) 473-8288

Middleton Police Department
182 Kings Hwy
Middleton, NH 03887
(603) 473-8548

Electric: PSNH
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Private wells
Sanitation: Private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: Yes
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes

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