Fremont, New Hampshire


Fremont is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 4,283 at the 2010 census1 Fremont is crossed by the Rockingham Recreation Trail a rail trail and NH Route 107

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Site of interest
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

Settled in the 1720s, Fremont was originally part of Exeter The area was once famous for its heavy growth of high-quality eastern white pine trees, reserved for use as masts of the Royal Navy But residents began to use the wood for home construction When in 1734 David Dunbar, surveyor-general, visited the Copyhold Mill to inspect fallen lumber, local citizens assembled, discharged firearms, and convinced Dunbar to leave Returning with 10 men, Dunbar's group was attacked, and dispersed to a local tavern, by citizens disguised as Indians This insurrection would be known as the Mast Tree Riot

The town was granted in 1764 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as Poplin In 1853, Poplin petitioned the state legislature to change the name In 1854, it became Fremont after General John C Frémont,2 the first candidate of the Republican Party in the presidential election of 1856 Benton in Grafton County bears the name of Fremont's father-in-law, Senator Thomas Hart Benton

Fremont is noted for an unspoiled meetinghouse, built in 1800, and today listed on the National Register of Historic Places The town was once home to the largest brickyard in the state, producing 5 million bricks a year, and to the downtown Spaulding & Frost Cooperage, established in 1874, one of the oldest operating wooden barrel manufacturers in the country

More recently, Fremont was home to the cult favorite, all-girl band The Shaggs

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 174 square miles 45 km2, of which 172 sq mi 45 km2 is land and 02 sq mi 052 km2 is water, comprising 144% of the town The highest point in Fremont is an unnamed summit, with an elevation of 322 feet 98 m above sea level, near the town's western border It is drained by the Exeter River Fremont lies fully within the Piscataqua River Coastal watershed3

Fremont is bordered on the north by Epping, east by Brentwood, southeast by Kingston, south by Danville and Sandown, southwest by Chester and west by Raymond

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1850 509
1860 579 138%
1870 527 −90%
1880 624 184%
1890 726 163%
1900 749 32%
1910 622 −170%
1920 519 −166%
1930 571 100%
1940 634 110%
1950 698 101%
1960 783 122%
1970 993 268%
1980 1,333 342%
1990 2,576 932%
2000 3,510 363%
2010 4,283 220%
Est 2015 4,583 70%
US Decennial Census5
Fremont Meeting House

As of the census6 of 2000, there were 3,510 people, 1,165 households, and 983 families residing in the town The population density was 2046 people per square mile 790/km² There were 1,201 housing units at an average density of 700 per square mile 270/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9815% White, 006% African American, 006% Native American, 034% Asian, 051% from other races, and 088% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 077% of the population

There were 1,165 households out of which 440% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 741% were married couples living together, 58% had a female householder with no husband present, and 156% were non-families 104% of all households were made up of individuals and 35% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 299 and the average family size was 320

Exeter River at Sand Hill in 1913

In the town, the population was spread out with 291% under the age of 18, 53% from 18 to 24, 380% from 25 to 44, 205% from 45 to 64, and 72% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 36 years For every 100 females there were 964 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 964 males

The median income for a household in the town was $62,171, and the median income for a family was $63,808 Males had a median income of $45,560 versus $27,964 for females The per capita income for the town was $24,082 About 38% of families and 42% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51% of those under age 18 and 50% of those age 65 or over

Site of interestedit

  • Rockingham Recreation Trail: Fremont Branch

Notable peopleedit

  • The Shaggs, musical group
  • Lee Bergere 1918-2007, actor known for his work on Dynasty; lived in Fremont for some time before his death
  • Dan Itse born 1958, current New Hampshire State Representative from Rockingham County

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Govt Print Off p 132 
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 permanent dead link
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Fremont official website
  • Fremont Public Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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