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Population: 3,124 (1990); 3,640 (2000); 4,065 (2006)

This territory was first settled in 1763, and known as the North Woods, a parish of Nottingham. It was incorporated as a separate town upon agreement with Nottingham in 1773. In 1791, the General Court of New Hampshire authorized a committee to survey and lay out a road between Durham and Concord, which became the First New Hampshire Turnpike. The road runs the length of Northwood, and the town's many taverns accommodated travelers. At one time, there were some 12 sawmills in the town, five of which were replaced by shoe factories.

Region: Merrimack Valley
County: Rockingham
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 25 miles
o Boston, MA: 75 miles
o New York, NY: 280 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 270 miles

Town Hall
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
818 First New Hampshire Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261
(603) 942-5586 extension 201
(603) 942-9107 FAX

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Frisbee Memorial in Rochester (15 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 73
State Senate District: 17
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 1


Northwood Elementary School
511 First New Hampshire Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261
(603) 942-5488
(603) 942-5746 FAX

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
907 First New Hampshire Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261
(603) 942-5531
(603) 942-7537 FAX

Northwood Police Department
Northwood Police Department
1020 First NH Tpke
Northwood, NH 03261
(603) 942-9101 Office
(603) 942-9102 FAX

Northwood Fire Department
Northwood Fire Station
499 First NH Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261

Chesley Memorial Library
8 Mountain Avenue
Northwood, NH 03261
(603) 942-5472
FAX: (603) 942-5132

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

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