Temple

Web site: http://www.templenh.info

Population: 1,194 (1990); 1,279 (2000); 1,554 (2006)

Overview
Like Sharon, Temple was originally known as Peterborough Slip when first granted in 1750. Temple was incorporated in 1768 in honor of John Temple, lieutenant governor under John Wentworth. Temple was son-in-law to James Bowdoin, for whom Bowdoin College is named. Temple was home to the Temple Glass Works, founded in 1780. The short life of the business makes Temple glass rare and sought after today. The Temple Town Band is the oldest organized town band in the United States. It's first recorded performance was in 1800 for George Washington.

Geography
Region: Monadnock
County: Hillsborough
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 31 miles
o Boston, MA: 63 miles
o New York, NY: 195 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 269 miles

Town Hall
Temple Town Hall
Route 45, PO Box 191
Temple, NH 03084
Phone: 603-878-2536
Fax: 603-878-5067
Email: temple@tellink.net

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Monadnock Community in Peterborough (8 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 45
State Senate District: 11
Executive Council District: 5
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2

Schools
Contoocook Valley Elementary School
http://www.conval.edu/

Temple Elementary School
830 NH Route 45
Temple, NH 03084
(603) 878-1955
Fax (603) 878-2506
http://www.conval.edu/Schools/tes/index.htm



Services
Temple Fire Department
Temple, NH 03084
(603) 878-5067

Temple Police Department
423 NH Route 45
Temple, NH 03084

Mansfield Library
5 Main St
Temple, NH 03084
(603) 878-3100



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


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