Gorham Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Gorham, NH
Gorham is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.
Gorham is located in the White Mountains, and parts of the White Mountain National Forest are in the south and northwest. Moose Brook State Park is in the west. The town is crossed by the Appalachian Trail. Tourism is a principal business.
The community was first chartered in 1770 by Colonial Governor John Wentworth as a part of Shelburne, called Shelburne Addition. Gorham was first settled about 1802, by Robert Sargent and others, but for years it contained little more than rocky farms, small logging operations, and a few stores and stables. When incorporated in 1836, the town had only 150 inhabitants. It was named Gorham at the suggestion of Lot Davis, a resident from Gorham, Maine, and a relative of the Gorham family which founded that town in 1764.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 32.3 square miles, of which 31.9 sq mi is land and 0.4 sq mi is water, comprising 1.27% of the town. The town center has a total area of 0.9 sq mi, of which approximately 0.9 sq mi is land and approximately 0.1 sq mi is water.
Gorham is drained by the Androscoggin, Peabody, and Moos rivers. Gorham lies fully within the Androscoggin River watershed.
As of the 2010 census, there were 2,848 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 1,293 households, and 801 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.7 people per square mile. There were 1,482 housing units at an average density of 46.4 per square mile.
Please contact Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group for homes for sale in Gorham New Hampshire, homes for sale in Coos County New Hampshire and for all your real estate needs.