Lancaster Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Lancaster, NH
Lancaster is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States, on the Connecticut River named after Lancaster, England.
It is the county seat of Coos County and gateway to the Great North Woods Region. Lancaster, which includes the villages of Grange and South Lancaster, is home to Weeks State Park and the Lancaster Fair. Part of the White Mountain National Forest is in the eastern portion.
Granted as Upper Coos in 1763 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth to Captain David Page of Petersham, Massachusetts, the town was settled in 1764 by his son, David Page, Jr. and Emmons Stockwell. It was the first settlement north of Haverhill, 50 miles (80 km) to the south, and originally included land in what is now Vermont. Situated on the northern Connecticut River, the community endured many Indian hostilities. It would be named for Lancaster, Massachusetts, hometown of an early inhabitant.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 50.7 square miles, of which 49.8 square miles is land and 0.9 square miles is water, comprising 1.73% of the town. The town center, has a total area of 2.1 sq mi, of which 2.0 sq mi is land and the remainder (1.44%) is water.
As of the 2010 census, there were 3,507 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 1,286 households, and 866 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.5 people per square mile. There were 1,501 housing units at an average density of 30.0 units/sq mi.
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