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Population: 877 (1990); 1,077 (2000); 1,172 (2006)

This territory was first granted in 1735 to a company of soldiers returning from the war in Canada led by Captain Joseph Sylvester, and named Sylvester-Canada in his honor. When New Hampshire because a separate province, Governor Benning Wentworth reincorporated those towns with Canada in the name. Sylvester-Canada was granted to new settlers and incorporated in 1752 as Richmond, in honor of the governor's English friend, Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, a staunch advocate of colonial independence. The settlers were unable to meet the terms of charter due to the Indian War, and the charter was renewed in 1760.

Region: Monadnock
County: Cheshire
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 67 miles
o Boston, MA: 75 miles
o New York, NY:195 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 257 miles

Town Hall
Town Clerk and Tax Collector
Town hall offices
105 Old Homestead Hwy
Richmond, NH 03470
Town Hall: (603) 239-4232
Town Clerk: (603) 239-6202

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Part time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Cheshire Medical Center in Keene (17 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 26
State Senate District: 10
Executive Council District: 5
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2


Monadnock Regional School District

Richmond Fire Department
15 Winchester Rd
Richmond, NH 03470
(603) 239-4466‎
(603) 239-6589

Winchester Police Department
6 Parker St
Winchester, NH 03470
(603) 239-4814

Conant Public Library
111 Main St
Winchester, NH 03470
(603) 239-4331

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

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