Wolfeboro Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Wolfeboro, NH
Wolfeboro is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States.
A venerable resort area situated beside Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro includes the village of Wolfeboro Falls. The community is home to Wentworth State Park.
The town was granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1759 to four young men of Portsmouth, and named Wolfeborough in honor of English General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759. In 1763, 2,300 acres (930 ha) were added to the 60 acres (24 ha) reserved for the governor. Colonial Governor John Wentworth, his nephew, established an estate on the site, known as Kingswood. Built in 1771 beside what is now called Lake Wentworth, this was the first summer country estate in northern New England. Settled in 1768, the town was incorporated in 1770.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 58.5 square miles, of which 47.9 square miles is land and 10.6 square miles is water, comprising 18.09% of the town. Wolfeboro is drained by the Smith River, which is the outlet of Lake Wentworth and an inlet of Lake Winnipesaukee.
As of the 2010 census there were 6,269 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 2,574 households, and 1,722 families residing in the town. The population density was 125.9 people per square mile. There were 3,903 housing units at an average density of 80.8 persons/sq mi.
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