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Alexandria, New Hampshire

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Alexandria is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,613 at the 2010 census1 Newfound Lake is in the northeast corner, with Wellington State Park on the western shore The town is home to Welton Falls State Forest Cardigan Mountain State Park, with Mount Cardigan, is in the west Another attraction is Mowglis Mountain, named for Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book hero


  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Granted in 1753 by the Masonian Proprietors, the town was named for Alexandria, Virginia, location of a 1755 conference of governors early in the French and Indian War Alexandria was granted to Joseph Butterfield and others, 13 March 17572 First settled in 1769 by John Moore Corliss and his brother Jonathan, it was incorporated by the General Court on 23 November 17822 Danbury was set off and incorporated in 1795

Although farmers found parts of the terrain mountainous, other parts were level intervale suited for cultivation By 1859, when the population was 1,273, agriculture was a chief occupation The town also had a carriage maker, nine sawmills and three gristmills3

Alexandria was the birthplace of Luther C Ladd 1843–1861, the first enlisted soldier to lose his life in the Civil War, shot during the Baltimore Riot Today, the town is home to Cardigan Lodge, the Appalachian Mountain Club facility at the base of Mount Cardigan


Haynes Library

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 431 square miles 112 km2, of which 430 sq mi 111 km2 is land and 01 sq mi 026 km2 is water, comprising 023% of the town Alexandria is drained by the Fowler River Mount Cardigan, elevation 3,121 feet 951 m, is on the western boundary of the town The summit is in the town of Orange, while the highest point in Alexandria is on the Firescrew ridge to the north, where the elevation reaches 3,040 ft 930 m Alexandria lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed4


Historical population
1790 298
1800 303 17%
1810 409 350%
1820 707 729%
1830 1,083 532%
1840 1,284 186%
1850 1,273 −09%
1860 1,253 −16%
1870 876 −301%
1880 828 −55%
1890 679 −180%
1900 630 −72%
1910 571 −94%
1920 502 −121%
1930 412 −179%
1940 396 −39%
1950 402 15%
1960 370 −80%
1970 466 259%
1980 706 515%
1990 1,190 686%
2000 1,329 117%
2010 1,613 214%
Est 2015 1,623 06%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 1,329 people, 504 households, and 386 families residing in the town The population density was 309 people per square mile 119/km² There were 783 housing units at an average density of 182 per square mile 70/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9782% White, 008% African American, 030% Native American, 038% Asian, and 143% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 023% of the population

There were 504 households out of which 315% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 647% were married couples living together, 75% had a female householder with no husband present, and 234% were non-families 169% of all households were made up of individuals and 60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 264 and the average family size was 294

In the town, the population was spread out with 250% under the age of 18, 47% from 18 to 24, 310% from 25 to 44, 280% from 45 to 64, and 113% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 993 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 998 males

The median income for a household in the town was $42,667, and the median income for a family was $45,938 Males had a median income of $31,367 versus $25,163 for females The per capita income for the town was $19,323 About 47% of families and 63% of the population were below the poverty line, including 90% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ a b http://gedcomindexcom/Reference/New_Hampshire_1875/049html Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire 1875
  3. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts p 407 
  4. ^ Foster, Debra H; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N; Medalie, Laura 1995 Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Alexandria official website
  • Haynes Memorial Library
  • Alexandria Ledge Climbers Snowmobile Club
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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