Wolfeboro

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

Population: 4,807 (1990); 6,083 (2000); 6,625 (2006)

Overview
The Town of Wolfeboro was granted on October 5, 1759, settled in 1768, and incorporated in 1770. It was granted by Governor John Wentworth and named for General Wolfe who was the hero of the Battle of Quebec. The fact that Wentworth built a mansion on Smith Pond (now Lake Wentworth) is the basis for Wolfeboro’s claim as the oldest summer resort in America.

Wolfeboro began as a farming community with the activity center being Dimon’s Corner. This settlement was on the stage route from Dover to Conway. Lumber and the growth and sales of apple products was a large part of early industry. Wolfeboro Falls became know as “Slab City” for wood related activities carried on there. Wood products remained a major local industry until the early 20th century.

For many years the “bridge” or downtown Wolfeboro was not the center of activity. Separate entities developed around Dimon’s Corner, Goose Corner, South Wolfeboro, Pleasant Valley, Wolfeboro Falls and Wolfeboro Center.

Beyond lumber and agriculture other industries came to Wolfeboro over the years commencing in the last half of the 19th century. These have included woolen blankets, shoes, clay pipes, excelsior, dairy products, pewter, clothes, etc.

With the end of the Civil War and the building of the Wolfeboro R.R. in 1872, the tourist industry began to flourish. The Pavilion, the first hotel of major significance was built in 1850 and was followed by several others. The Mt. Washington launched in 1872 also brought in tourists by water during the summer season. Tourism continues to be a major industry for Wolfeboro.

Courtesy of Wolfeboro Historical Society

Geography
Region: Lakes Region
County: Carroll
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 60 miles
o Boston, MA: 110 miles
o New York, NY: 312 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 240 miles

Town Hall
Town of Wolfeboro
84 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
(603) 569-8161

Wolfeboro Town Office
88 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Telephone: (603) 569-8154
Fax: (603) 569-5328

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen/Town Manager
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Full time
Nearest Hospital: Huggins

Election Districts
State House District: 7
State Senate District: 3
Executive Council District: 1
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 1

Schools
Governor Wentworth School District
http://www.govwentworth.k12.nh.us/

Crescent Lake School
75 McManus Road
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
phone 603.569.0223
fax 603.569.4839

Carpenter School
102 South Main Street
P.O. Box 659
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone: 569-3457
Fax: (603) 569-8111



Services
Wolfeboro Fire Department
251 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569 – 1400

Wolfeboro Police Department
Wolfeboro Public Safety Building
251 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Telephone (603) 569-1444
Fax (603) 569-8170

Wolfeboro Library
259 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-2428



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


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