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Hebron, New Hampshire

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Hebron is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 602 at the 2010 census1 Settlements include the town center and the village of East Hebron


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


First settled in 1765, Hebron was incorporated in 1792 from a portion of the extinct township of Cockermouth now Groton, combined with a portion of what was then called West Plymouth Most early settlers arrived from New England towns, with no known first generation emigrants from Europe The surface was rough, the soil rather stubborn; nevertheless, farming was the primary occupation Other industries developed after the Mayhew Turnpike was built in 1803, connecting northern towns and lumber harvesting with southern cities and mills2 In 1859 the population was 565, when Hebron contained one store and a tannery3 By the 1920s, tourism developed into a major occupation, including summer lodges and winter skiing4


Hebron sits at the north end of Newfound Lake, the fourth-largest lake in New Hampshire The Cockermouth River, the primary feeder to the lake, enters the town from Groton to the west and passes the town center before entering the lake Hebron lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed5 The highest point in Hebron is a knob with an elevation of 2,240 feet 680 m above sea level just south of the summit of Tenney Mountain, near the town's northernmost point

The town center, Hebron village, is located near the northwest corner of Newfound Lake, at the intersection of North Shore Road, West Shore Road, and Groton Road New Hampshire Route 3A passes through the eastern part of town, following the east shore of Newfound Lake The village of East Hebron is located near the northeast end of the lake, close to the intersection of Route 3A with North Shore Road

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 187 square miles 484 km2, of which 165 square miles 427 km2 is land and 22 square miles 57 km2 is water, comprising 1164% of the town6


Historical population
1800 281
1810 563 1004%
1820 572 16%
1830 538 −59%
1840 508 −56%
1850 565 112%
1860 475 −159%
1870 382 −196%
1880 329 −139%
1890 245 −255%
1900 214 −127%
1910 213 −05%
1920 184 −136%
1930 197 71%
1940 151 −234%
1950 130 −139%
1960 153 177%
1970 234 529%
1980 349 491%
1990 386 106%
2000 459 189%
2010 602 312%
Est 2015 614 20%
US Decennial Census8

As of the census9 of 2000, there were 459 people, 206 households, and 146 families residing in the town The population density was 273 people per square mile 105/km² There were 517 housing units at an average density of 307 per square mile 119/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9586% White, 044% African American, 022% Native American, 022% Asian, 174% from other races, and 153% from two or more races

There were 206 households out of which 204% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 631% were married couples living together, 58% had a female householder with no husband present, and 291% were non-families 233% of all households were made up of individuals and 102% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 223 and the average family size was 260

In the town, the population was spread out with 161% under the age of 18, 63% from 18 to 24, 187% from 25 to 44, 307% from 45 to 64, and 281% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 50 years For every 100 females there were 970 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 915 males

The median income for a household in the town was $47,639, and the median income for a family was $54,688 Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $30,625 for females The per capita income for the town was $30,196 About 26% of families and 28% of the population were below the poverty line, including 68% of those under age 18 and 23% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • John Ball, teacher, attorney and politician
  • Nathaniel S Berry, governor of New Hampshire during the Civil War
  • John Ordway, first sergeant of the famed Lewis and Clark Corps of Volunteers for Northwest Discovery
  • Austin F Pike, congressman and senator


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  3. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts p 521 
  4. ^ Collins, Ron "A Brief History of Hebron, NH" Retrieved 2007-05-28 
  5. ^ 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 
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Hebron town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 10, 2011 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Archived from the original on June 2, 2016 Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Hebron official website
  • Hebron Historical Society
  • Hebron Police Department
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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