Franconia Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Franconia, NH
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Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.
Set in the White Mountains, Franconia is home to the northern half of Franconia Notch State Park. Parts of the White Mountain National Forest are in the eastern and southern portions of the town. The Appalachian Trail crosses the southern part.
The town was first granted in 1764 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as Franconia, a name widely applied to the region by 1760 due to the terrain's resemblance to the Franconian Switzerland in the region of Franconia in Germany. Upon claims that a settlement was not made within the time prescribed under the terms of the charter, it was regranted in 1772 by his nephew, Governor John Wentworth, as Morristown. By about 1782, after a legal battle over the two grants, the first grant was recognized and the original name of the town was resumed.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 66.0 square miles, of which 65.7 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water, comprising 0.47% of the town. Franconia is drained by the Pemigewasset River, the Gale River, and the Ham Branch of the Gale River, in addition to Lafayette Brook. The north-western two-thirds of Franconia lies within the Connecticut River watershed, while the south-eastern corner lies in the Merrimack River watershed.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,104 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 384 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.0 people per square mile. There were 702 housing units at an average density of 10.7 per square mile.
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