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Lyndeborough, New Hampshire

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Lyndeborough is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,683 at the 2010 census1


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


Originally granted by the Massachusetts General Court to veterans of New England's first war with Canada from Salem, Massachusetts, the area was known as Salem-Canada John Cram and his family were the first settlers, and established a sawmill in the community in 17362 The name Lyndeborough resulted from a re-grant to a group of people that included Benjamin Lynde, who later became Chief Justice of Massachusetts This group of proprietors never lived in Lyndeborough and may never have visited the community For instance, while serving as a proprietor of Lyndeborough, Judge Lynde lived in Massachusetts, where he presided in Suffolk County over the trial stemming from the Boston Massacre3

The town has been home to the Lafayette Artillery Company founded 1804 since 1833 The town office building, Citizens' Hall opened 1889, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the Lyndeborough Center Historic District, which consists of the Congregational Church circa 1836, Town Hall 1846, and remnants of the Town Pound 1774


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 305 square miles 79 km2, of which 304 square miles 79 km2 is land and 01 square miles 026 km2 is water, comprising 038% of the town4 The highest point in Lyndeborough is just shy of 1,800 feet 550 m above sea level, where the east ridge of North Pack Monadnock Mountain crosses the town's western border Notable summits in town include Winn Mountain 1,686 ft or 514 m, Rose Mountain 1,730 ft or 530 m, and The Pinnacle 1,703 ft or 519 m

Lyndeborough is bordered by Greenfield to the northwest, Francestown to the north, New Boston to the northeast, Mont Vernon to the east, Milford to the southeast, Wilton to the south, and Temple to the southwest


Historical population
1790 1,280
1800 976 −237%
1810 1,074 100%
1820 1,168 88%
1830 1,147 −18%
1840 1,033 −99%
1850 968 −63%
1860 823 −150%
1870 820 −04%
1880 818 −02%
1890 657 −197%
1900 686 44%
1910 660 −38%
1920 428 −352%
1930 399 −68%
1940 452 133%
1950 552 221%
1960 594 76%
1970 789 328%
1980 1,070 356%
1990 1,294 209%
2000 1,585 225%
2010 1,683 62%
Est 2015 1,703 12%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 1,585 people, 560 households, and 420 families residing in the town The population density was 510 people per square mile 197/km² There were 587 housing units at an average density of 189 per square mile 73/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9817% White, 019% African American, 013% Native American, 032% Asian, 038% from other races, and 082% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 164% of the population

There were 560 households out of which 371% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 677% were married couples living together, 48% had a female householder with no husband present, and 250% were non-families 164% of all households were made up of individuals and 57% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 283 and the average family size was 320

In the town, the population was spread out with 269% under the age of 18, 63% from 18 to 24, 326% from 25 to 44, 273% from 45 to 64, and 69% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 1029 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 998 males

The median income for a household in the town was $59,688, and the median income for a family was $70,223 Males had a median income of $37,941 versus $29,327 for females The per capita income for the town was $27,169 About 12% of families and 33% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30% of those under age 18 and 84% of those age 65 or over

Notable inhabitantsedit

  • Eddie Mottau, guitarist
  • Willard Parker, pioneering surgeon

Sites of interestedit

  • Citizens' Hall
  • Hartshorn Memorial Cannon
  • Lafayette Artillery Company
  • Lyndeborough Center Historic District


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Profile Bureau
  3. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts p 562 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 – Lyndeborough town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 14, 2011 
  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 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Lyndeborough official website
  • J A Tarbell Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Town of Wilton Ambulance website
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