Lincoln Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Lincoln, NH
Lincoln is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. It is the second-largest town by area in New Hampshire.
The town is home to the New Hampshire Highland Games and to a portion of Franconia Notch State Park. Set in the White Mountains, large portions of the town are within the White Mountain National Forest. The Appalachian Trail crosses in the northeast. Lincoln is the location of the Loon Mountain ski resort and associated recreation-centered development.
The town also includes the village of North Lincoln and the former village site of Stillwater.
In 1764, Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth granted 32,456 acres to a group of approximately 70 land investors from Connecticut. Lincoln was named after Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle, 9th Earl of Lincoln – a cousin of the Wentworth governors.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 130.9 square miles, of which 130.3 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water, comprising 0.43% of the town. It is the second-largest town in area in New Hampshire, after Pittsburg.
Lincoln is drained by the Pemigewasset River and its East Branch. Lincoln lies almost fully within the Merrimack River watershed, with the western edge of town in the Connecticut River watershed. Kancamagus Pass, elevation 2,860 feet, is on the Kancamagus Highway at the eastern boundary.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,662 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 583 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.7 people per square mile. There were 2,339 housing units at an average density of 17.9 per square mile.
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