Whitefield

Web site: http://www.whitefieldnh.org/

Population: 1,909 (1990); 2,038 (2000); 2,034 (2006)

Overview
This was the last town to be granted under the English provincial government. It was chartered by Governor John Wentworth on July 4, 1774, exactly two years prior to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Those named in the grant included Jeremy Belknap, who authored an early history of the state, and for whom Belknap County was named. The town may have been named for George Whitefield, a famous English evangelist, and friend of the Earl of Dartmouth. The town was known as Whitefields until its incorporation in 1804, when the last letter was dropped.

Geography
Region: Great North Woods
County: Coos
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 110 miles
o Boston, MA: 165 miles
o New York, NY: 375 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 125 miles

Town Hall
Town Clerk
7 Jefferson Rd
Whitefield, NH 03598
(603) 837-9871

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Weeks Memorial in Lancaster (8 miles)

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

Schools
Whitefield
34 Twin Mountain Road
Whitefield, NH 03598
Phone: 603-837-3088
Fax: 603-837-9161



Services
Whitefield Fire Department
48 Littleton Rd
Whitefield, NH 03598
(603) 837-2655

Whitefield Police Department
7 Jefferson Rd
Whitefield, NH 03598
(603) 837-9086

Whitefield Public Library
8 Lancaster Road
Whitefield, NH 03598-1108
Phone: 603-837-2030



Utilities
Electric: PSNH
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Whitefield Water System
Sanitation: Municipal, private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes


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