Ossipee Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Ossipee, NH
Ossipee is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States.
It is the county seat of Carroll County. Ossipee, which includes several villages, is a resort area and home to part of Pine River State Forest.
Originally known as Wigwam Village, and then New Garden, the town was named for the Ossipee Indians, one of the twelve Algonquian tribes. It was once the site of an Indian stockade fort, designed to protect the tribe from the Mohawks in the west. In 1725, the Indian stockade was destroyed, and then rebuilt by Captain John Lovewell. The new fort was one of the largest in New England. On February 22, 1785, the legislature incorporated Ossipee as a town.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 75.6 square miles, of which 70.8 square miles is land and 4.8 square miles is water, comprising 6.37% of the town. Ossipee is drained by the Ossipee, Pine, Beech, Bearcamp and Lovell rivers. Ossipee Lake is in the northeastern part of the town.
As of the 2010 census, there were 4,345 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 1,672 households, and 1,153 families residing in the town. The population density was 59.2 people per square mile. There were 2,742 housing units at an average density of 38.5 per square mile.
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