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Landaff, New Hampshire

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Landaff is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States At the 2010 census, the town population was 4151


  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Wildlife
  • 4 Recreation
  • 5 Demographics
  • 6 Notable people
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links


The name on the town charter is Llandaff, after the Bishop of Llandaff, chaplain to England's King George III Originally, however, the land was granted as Whitcherville to James Avery and 60 others on January 31, 1764 But those settlers forfeited their grant by failure to comply with the requirements of the charter, so the territory was re-granted to Dartmouth College on January 19, 1770

Settlements were made under the Dartmouth grant Roads and a mill were built at the expense of the college, and on November 11, 1774, the town was incorporated After the Revolutionary War, however, the first grantees successfully claimed that their forfeiture was illegal, so the college had to abandon its title and lose what it had expended in making the settlements

Landaff was originally much larger than today It was changed by legislative actions over the years:

  • On July 2, 1845, it gained a small tract from the then-adjoining town of Lincoln
  • On June 23, 1859, all of Landaff lying northwest of the Ammonoosuc River was annexed to the town of Lisbon
  • On July 20, 1876, the town was divided, with the eastern half becoming the town of Easton

The Lisbon Area Historical Society promotes the public's interest in and appreciation for the Towns of Lisbon, Landaff and Lyman, and maintains the collection, preservation and cataloging of materials which establish or illustrate the history of the three Towns, their indigenous history and heritage, their exploration, settlement and development, as well as their cultural and artistic heritage


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 285 square miles 74 km2, of which 284 sq mi 74 km2 is land and 01 sq mi 026 km2 is water, comprising 025% of the town The highest point in Landaff is the summit of Moody Ledge, at 2,326 feet 709 m above sea level The Ammonoosuc River defines part of the northwestern boundary of the town, and the Wild Ammonoosuc River flows through the southern part of the town Landaff lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed2

The southern half of the town is in the White Mountain National Forest, accessible via Cobble Hill Trail and Ore Hill Trail from the north Natural features of Landaff include many viewsheds, mountain summits, wetlands, undeveloped woodland and farm land The main bodies of water in town are Chandler Pond, Jericho Pond and Gordon Pond


Landaff is home to numerous species of wildlife Black bear, moose, white-tail deer, beaver, eastern turkey, and coyote are among the animals living in the thousands of open acres, as well as ruffed grouse and other upland birdscitation needed


Outdoor recreational opportunities abound for hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, nature observation and snowmobiling


Historical population
1790 292
1800 461 579%
1810 650 410%
1820 769 183%
1830 951 237%
1840 957 06%
1850 948 −09%
1860 1,012 68%
1870 882 −128%
1880 506 −426%
1890 499 −14%
1900 500 02%
1910 526 52%
1920 510 −30%
1930 469 −80%
1940 389 −171%
1950 342 −121%
1960 289 −155%
1970 292 10%
1980 266 −89%
1990 350 316%
2000 378 80%
2010 415 98%
Est 2015 418 07%
US Decennial Census4
A new Landaff teacher in the 1940s watches as a student writes on the blackboard

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 378 people, 154 households, and 107 families residing in the town The population density was 133 people per square mile 51/km² There were 214 housing units at an average density of 75 per square mile 29/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9656% White, 026% Native American, and 317% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 079% of the population

There were 154 households out of which 292% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 617% were married couples living together, 65% had a female householder with no husband present, and 299% were non-families 214% of all households were made up of individuals and 110% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 245 and the average family size was 288

In the town, the population was spread out with 238% under the age of 18, 56% from 18 to 24, 270% from 25 to 44, 288% from 45 to 64, and 148% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 42 years For every 100 females there were 938 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 959 males

The median income for a household in the town was $41,964, and the median income for a family was $48,500 Males had a median income of $35,156 versus $23,438 for females The per capita income for the town was $18,033 About 69% of families and 71% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57% of those under age 18 and 129% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Harry Chandler, newspaper publisher and real estate magnate


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ "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 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  • Hamilton Child, "History of Landaff, Grafton County, New Hampshire", Gazetteer of Grafton County, NH, 1709-1886, Syracuse, NY: H Child, June 1886, p 396+; wwwnhsearchrootscom, maintained by Janice A Brown

External linksedit

  • Town of Landaff unofficial website
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Lisbon Area Historical Society
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