Walpole

Web site: http://www.walpolenh.us/

Population: 3,210 (1990); 3,594 (2000); 3,697 (2006)

Overview
This territory was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1736 as No. 3, the third in a line of settlements along the east side of the Connecticut River which was sometimes called Great Falls. In 1752, Governor Benning Wentworth granted the territory to Benjamin Bellows and others as Walpole in honor of Sir Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister of England. Colonel Benjamin Bellows, for whom Bellows Falls, Vermont, was named, built a large fort at Walpole for defense against Indian attack, and had surveyed most of the Connecticut River towns. The grant was renewed in 1781 due to the Indian wars making completion of grant terms impractical.

Geography
Region: Monadnock
County: Cheshire
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 70 miles
o Boston, MA: 100 miles
o New York, NY: 222 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 223 miles

Town Hall
Walpole Town Hall
P.O. Box 756
34 Elm St
Walpole, NH 03608
(603) 756-3514

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Cheshire Medical Center in Keene (15 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 24
State Senate District: 8
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2

Schools
Walpole Middle School
8 Bemis Ln
Walpole, NH 03608
(603) 756-4728

Walpole Primary School
18 Primary Lane
Walpole, NH 03608
(603) 756-4241



Services
Walpole Fire Department
Bellows Falls Rd
Walpole, NH 03608
(603) 756-3621

Walpole Police Department
4 Russell Street
North Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: (603) 445-2058
Fax: (603) 445-2177

Library of Walpole
48 Main St
Walpole, NH 03608
(603) 756-9806



Utilities
Electric: Granite State
Gas: None
Water Supplier: N. Walpole/Walpole Water
Sanitation: Municipal, private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes


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