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Marlow, New Hampshire

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Marlow is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 742 at the 2010 census1 Marlow is home to Honey Brook State Forest


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


The town was first granted in 1753 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as Addison, after Joseph Addison, secretary of state for England Addison had signed the appointment papers making the governor's father, John Wentworth, lieutenant-governor of New Hampshire in 1717 As a result of the French War, few original grantees settled here, so it was regranted on October 7, 1761 to William Noyes and 69 others, the majority from Lyme, Connecticut The town was named after Marlow, England, located on the River Thames in Buckinghamshire2

Marlow bears many marks of glacial action, and minerals are still found here A woodworking industry once used the water power of the Ashuelot River to produce tools, furniture and wooden buckets from lumber cut nearby By 1859, when the population was 708, there were seven sawmills, a gristmill, a carriage shop, a tin shop, and two tanneries Although the town's undulating surface is somewhat rocky, farmers produced hay, grain and vegetables2

Marlow was the original home of PC Connection


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 264 square miles 68 km2, of which 260 sq mi 67 km2 is land and 05 sq mi 13 km2 is water, comprising 178% of the town Marlow is drained by the Ashuelot River The town's highest point is in its northeast corner, at the summit of Huntley Mountain, where the elevation reaches 1,978 feet 603 m above sea level

Marlow is served by state routes 10, 123, and a small portion of the northern segment of Route 123A Route 10 leads north to Newport and south to Keene, Route 123 leads east to Stoddard and west to Alstead, and Route 123A leads northwest from Route 10 into the town of Acworth


Historical population
1790 313
1800 543 735%
1810 566 42%
1820 597 55%
1830 645 80%
1840 626 −29%
1850 708 131%
1860 813 148%
1870 716 −119%
1880 701 −21%
1890 584 −167%
1900 488 −164%
1910 425 −129%
1920 401 −56%
1930 330 −177%
1940 288 −127%
1950 330 146%
1960 350 61%
1970 390 114%
1980 542 390%
1990 650 199%
2000 747 149%
2010 742 −07%
Est 2015 728 −19%
US Decennial Census4

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 747 people, 292 households, and 221 families residing in the town The population density was 288 people per square mile 111/km² There were 396 housing units at an average density of 153 per square mile 59/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9880% White, 013% Native American, and 107% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 107% of the population

There were 292 households out of which 332% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 671% were married couples living together, 55% had a female householder with no husband present, and 240% were non-families 171% of all households were made up of individuals and 68% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 256 and the average family size was 289

In the town, the population was spread out with 249% under the age of 18, 59% from 18 to 24, 276% from 25 to 44, 285% from 45 to 64, and 131% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 1058 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1025 males

The median income for a household in the town was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $47,813 Males had a median income of $29,653 versus $22,273 for females The per capita income for the town was $18,810 About 27% of families and 41% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51% of those under age 18 and 49% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Osman Cleander Baker, biblical scholar and bishop
  • Stephen Mack, merchant and politician


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ a b Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts pp 573–574 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" 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 

External linksedit

  • Town of Marlow official website
  • Marlow community website
  • Marlow Historical Society
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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