Swanzey

Web site: www.keene.nh.com/towns/swanzey.htm

Population: 6,236 (1990); 6,800 (2000)

Overview
Swanzey was one of the fort towns established by Governor Belcher of Massachusetts, and was first granted in 1734 as Lower Ashuelot to Captain Nathaniel Hammond and Ephraim Jones. In 1753, residents petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for a grant under authority of the New Hampshire government, since they had settled and been making improvements for over 18 years. The town was chartered that year as Swanzey, the name being suggested by Governor Brenton of Rhode Island, who owned land at Brenton's Farm (Litchfield), and Swansea, Massachusetts. There are four covered bridges located in Swanzey: Carleton, Thompson, Slate, and Cresson.

Geography
Region: Monadnock
County: Cheshire
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 58 miles
o Boston, MA: 79 miles
o New York, NY: 210 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 245 miles

Town Hall
620 Old Homestead Highway (Route 32)
Swanzey, NH 03446
Town Clerk: (603) 352-7411

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Full time
Nearest Hospital: Cheshire Medical Center in Keene (5 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 27
State Senate District: 10
Executive Council District: 5
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2

Schools
Monadnock Regional High School
580 Old Homestead Highway
Swanzey, New Hampshire
03446-2301
http://www.mrsd.org/~mrhs/default.htm

Monadnock Regional Middle School
580 Old Homestead Highway
Swanzey, NH, 03446
tel: 603-352-6575
http://www.mrsd.org/~mrms/default.htm

Cutler Elementary School
31 S. Winchester St.
Swanzey, NH 03446
603-352-3383
Fax: 603-352-0815

Mt. Caesar Elementary School
585 Old Homestead Hwy
Swanzey, NH 03446
Phone: 603/352-4797
Fax: 603/352-1713



Services
Swanzey Police Department
34 Eaton Rd
P.O. Box 10009
Swanzey, NH 03446
(603) 352-2869‎
(603) 352-0698‎
(603) 355-8852‎

Swanzey Fire Department
Swanzey Fire Department
P.O. Box 10009
Swanzey, NH 03446

Mt. Caesar Union Library
628 Old Homestead Highway
Swanzey Center, NH 03446
Phone number: (603) 357-0456
E-mail address MtCaesar@ne.rr.com



Utilities
Electric: PSNH
Gas: None
Water Supplier: West Swanzey Water Co.
Sanitation: Municipal, private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes


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