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Orford is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.
First called Number Seven in a line of Connecticut River fort towns, Orford was incorporated in 1761 by Governor Benning Wentworth and named for Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, who was England's first prime minister. It was settled in 1765 by Daniel Cross and wife from Lebanon, Connecticut.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 48.0 square miles, of which 46.7 sq mi is land and 1.3 sq mi is water, comprising 2.81% of the town. The Connecticut River, which serves as the boundary between New Hampshire and Vermont, forms the western edge of the town. Most of Orford is drained by Jacob's Brook and other small tributaries of the Connecticut. The northeastern corner of the town, around Upper and Lower Baker Ponds, drains via the Baker River and Pemigewasset River into the Merrimack River.
The town has two population centers. The main village of Orford, with the town's schools and post office, is located on New Hampshire Route 10 along the banks of the Connecticut River. The town hall, however, is located in the smaller village of Orfordville, on New Hampshire Route 25A several miles east of the river.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,237 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 470 households, and 308 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.4 people per square mile. There were 561 housing units at an average density of 12.0 per square mile.
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