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Population: 2,136 (1990); 2,581 (2000); 2,900 (2006)

This territory was known as First Township, being the first that lay at Winepessocky, with Meredith being the second. In 1748, a grant was issued by the Masonian Proprietors to settlers from Hampton, Exeter, and Stratham, including 12 Sanborns, and so the town was named Sanbornton. The town was officially incorporated as such in 1770. The southern portion of town, known as Sanbornton Bridge, was the winter quarters for the colonial army during the 1746 Canada Expedition. In 1869, Sanbornton Bridge was incorporated as the town of Tilton.

Region: Lakes Region
County: Belknap
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 40 miles
o Boston, MA: 92 miles
o New York, NY:273 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 220 miles

Town Hall

P.O. Box 124
573 Sanborn Rd
Sanbornton, NH 03269

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Franklin Regional in Franklin (5 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 29
State Senate District: 2
Executive Council District: 1
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2

Winnisquam Region

Sanbornton Central School
PO Box 109
16 Hunkins Pond Road
Sanbornton, NH 03269
(603)286-8223 Fax (603)286-2151


Fire Department
PO Box 112
Sanbornton, NH 03269
Telephone: (603) 286-4819
FAX: (603) 286-4023

Police Department
565 Sanborn Rd
Sanbornton, NH 03269
(603) 286-4323

Sanbornton Town Library
27 Meeting House Hill Rd
Sanbornton, NH 03269
(603) 286-8288

Electric: PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Gas: KeySpan
Water Supplier: Private wells
Sanitation: Along Winnisquam Only
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes

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