Carroll Real Estate
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Carroll is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.
The two largest villages are Twin Mountain and Bretton Woods. Carroll is an important access point for recreational areas in the White Mountains, including many 4,000-footers, the Zealand River area, the Presidential Range, and the Presidential Dry River Wilderness. The town is crossed by the Appalachian Trail.
It was granted by Governor John Wentworth on February 8, 1772 to Sir Thomas Wentworth, Samuel Langdon and 81 others. Sir Thomas Wentworth resided in West Bretton, England on his estate called Bretton Hall, after which the township was named Bretton Woods. On the 1816 Carrigain map of New Hampshire, it appears as "Breton Woods." In 1832, the town was incorporated by the General Court as Carroll, in honor of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
There are several villages in the town. Twin Mountain, which has a small airstrip, is primarily a summer and winter resort located at the intersection of U.S. Route 3 from Franconia and U.S. Route 302 from Bethlehem. Bretton Woods is a year-round recreational and resort area on Route 302 southeast toward Hart's Location. Adjacent to Bretton Woods at the junction of the Mount Washington Cog Railway Base Station Road with Route 302 is the former train station of Fabyan. Two miles north of Twin Mountain along Route 3 is the small village of Carroll proper.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 50.2 square miles, of which 50.2 sq mi is land and 0.04 sq mi is water, comprising 0.06% of the town. Carroll lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed.
As of the 2010 census, there were 763 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census 279 households, and 189 families residing in the town. The population density was 13.2 people per square mile. There were 740 housing units at an average density of 14.7 per square mile.
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