Web site: http://www.westmorelandtown.com/

Population: 1,596 (1990); 1,747 (2000); (2006)

Westmoreland was chartered by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as Number 2, being second in the line of Connecticut River fort towns designed to protect the colonies from Indian attack. For a while, the settlement was known as Great Meadows. When New Hampshire became an independent province, Governor Benning Wentworth granted the town to Thomas Chamberlain and others as Westmoreland. The name was in honor of a relative of the Governor, John Fane, seventh Earl of Westmoreland. The meetinghouse in Westmoreland, built in 1762, has a steeple bell cast by the Paul Revere Foundry.

Region: Monadnock
County: Cheshire
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 60 miles
o Boston, MA: 91 miles
o New York, NY: 212 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 233 mile

Town Hall
Town Hall
780 Route 63
PO Box 111
Westmoreland NH 03467

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

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


Westmoreland School
40 Glebe Road
Westmoreland, NH 03467
voice: 603-399-4421
fax: 603-399-7107

Westmoreland Public Library
33 S Village Rd
Westmoreland, NH 03467
(603) 399-7750

Westmoreland Fire Department
772 Route 63
Westmoreland, NH 03467
(603) 399-9993

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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