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Plymouth, New Hampshire

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Plymouth is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States, in the White Mountains Region Plymouth is located at the convergence of the Pemigewasset and Baker rivers The population was 6,990 at the 2010 census1 The town is home to Plymouth State University, Speare Memorial Hospital, and Plymouth Regional High School

The town's central settlement, where 4,456 people resided at the 2010 census1 primarily Plymouth State students, is defined as the Plymouth census-designated place CDP, and is located along US Route 3, south of the confluence of the Baker and Pemigewasset rivers

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 Town center
  • 4 Recreation
  • 5 Sites of interest
  • 6 Government
    • 61 Town government and officials
    • 62 Local, state and federal officials
  • 7 Notable people
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Historyedit

Plymouth was originally the site of an Abenaki village that was burned to the ground by Captain Thomas Baker in 1712 This was just one of the many British raids on American Indian settlements during Queen Anne's War Part of a large plot of undivided land in the Pemigewasset Valley, the town was first named New Plymouth, after the original Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth granted Plymouth to settlers from Hollis, all of whom had been soldiers in the French and Indian War Some had originally come from Plymouth, Massachusetts The town was incorporated in 17632 Parts of Hebron and Campton were annexed in 1845 and 1860

In 1806, then-lawyer Daniel Webster lost his first criminal case at the Plymouth courthouse, which now houses the Historical Society3 The author Nathaniel Hawthorne, while on vacation in 1864 with former US President Franklin Pierce, died in Plymouth at the second Pemigewasset House, which was later destroyed by fire in 1909 In the early 20th century, the Draper and Maynard Sporting Goods Company D&M sold products directly to the Boston Red Sox, and players such as Babe Ruth would regularly visit to pick out their equipment The Plymouth Normal School was founded in 1871 out of the already existing Holmes Plymouth Academy, becoming the state's first teachers' college It would later evolve into Plymouth Teachers' College in 1939, Plymouth State College in 1963, and finally Plymouth State University in 2003

Geographyedit

Country scene c 1910

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 287 square miles 743 km2, of which

281 square miles 728 km2 is land and 06 square miles 16 km2 of it is water, comprising 200% of the town4 Plymouth is drained by the Pemigewasset and Baker rivers and lies within the Merrimack River watershed Plymouth Mountain, elevation 2,193 feet 668 m above sea level, the highest point in Plymouth, is in the south, and the slopes of Tenney Mountain are in the west The 2,310-foot 700 m summit of Tenney Mountain lies in the town of Groton

The main village of Plymouth, a census-designated place, has a total area of 38 square miles 98 km2 37 sq mi 96 km2 is land and 01 sq mi 026 km2 of it 159% is water

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 625
1800 743 189%
1810 937 261%
1820 983 49%
1830 1,175 195%
1840 1,282 91%
1850 1,290 06%
1860 1,407 91%
1870 1,409 01%
1880 1,719 220%
1890 1,852 77%
1900 1,972 65%
1910 2,200 116%
1920 2,353 70%
1930 2,470 50%
1940 2,533 26%
1950 3,039 200%
1960 3,210 56%
1970 4,225 316%
1980 5,094 206%
1990 5,811 141%
2000 5,892 14%
2010 6,990 186%
Est 2015 6,695 −42%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,990 people, 1,953 households, and 947 families residing in the town The population density was 2488 people per square mile 960/km² There were 2,231 housing units at an average density of 306 units/km² 794 units/sq mi The racial makeup of the town was 956% White, 10% African American, 03% Native American, 11% Asian, 05% some other race, and 16% from two or more races 19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race7

There were 1,953 households, out of which 241% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 371% were headed by married couples living together, 86% had a female householder whose husband did not live with her, and 501% were non-families 286% of all households were made up of individuals, and 99% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 241, and the average family size was 2897

Hotel Pemigewasset in 1922

In the town, the population was spread out with 120% under the age of 18, 504% from 18 to 24, 133% from 25 to 44, 163% from 45 to 64, and 80% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 217 years For every 100 females there were 1092 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1086 males7

For the period 2009-2013, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $41,709, and the median income for a family was $79,453 Male full-time workers had a median income of $52,297 versus $28,851 for females The per capita income for the town was $19,804 225% of the population and 33% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 43% were under the age of 18 and 98% were 65 or older8

Town centeredit

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,456 people, 836 households, and 321 families residing in the main village, or census-designated place CDP The population density was 12043 people per square mile 4708/km² There were 910 housing units at an average density of 961 units/km² 2459 units/sq mi The racial makeup of the CDP was 964% White, 08% African American, 02% Native American, 11% Asian, 05% some other race, and 10% from two or more races 18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race9

There were 836 households, out of which 193% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 300% were headed by married couples living together, 53% had a female householder with no husband present, and 616% were non-families 238% of all households were made up of individuals, and 32% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 261, and the average family size was 2959

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 66% under the age of 18, 741% from 18 to 24, 83% from 25 to 44, 82% from 45 to 64, and 27% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 208 years For every 100 females there were 1160 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1166 males9

For the period 2009 through 2013, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $26,821, and the median income for a family was $102,821 Male full-time workers had a median income of $60,345 versus $26,922 for females The per capita income for the town was $15,855 383% of the population and 00% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 00% were under the age of 18 and 30% were 65 or older10

Recreationedit

Sunset over Plymouth Walmart
  • Fox Pond Park
  • Langdon Park
  • Walter-Newton Natural Area
  • Sutherland Hiking Trail on Plymouth Mountain

Sites of interestedit

  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • Pease Public Library
  • Lamson Library
  • Boy Scout Fountain on the Common one of only two Boy Scout Fountains in the USA
  • Fox Park
  • Langdon Beach
  • Smith Millennium Bridge a covered bridge over the Baker River
  • The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center formerly the Plymouth Theater

Governmentedit

Plymouth Town Hall

Town government and officialsedit

Plymouth is governed in the traditional New England style, with a 5-member board of selectmen as its executive branch, and the traditional Town Meeting as its legislative branch Municipal elections and Town Meetings are customarily held in March

Office Name
Select Board Valerie Scarborough, Chair
Michael Conklin
Dick Lewis
William Bolton
Neil McIver
Town Clerk Karen Freitas
Town Administrator Paul Freitas
Police Chief Stephen Lefebvre
Fire Chief Casino Clogston

Local, state and federal officialsedit

Plymouth, like all other towns in New Hampshire, elects official representatives at the county, state and federal levels These officials represent the various jurisdictions in which the town of Plymouth lies, and none of them represent the town exclusively Each official is elected in his or her own district Currently, Plymouth is situated in New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district, the State House of Representatives Grafton County District 8, State Senate District 2, and Executive Council District 1

Office Name Political Party
County Commissioner Martha B Richards Democratic
County Treasurer Bonnie Parker Democratic
County Sheriff Doug Dutile Republican
County Attorney Lara Saffo Democratic
County Registrar of Deeds Kelley Monahan Democratic
County Registrar of Probate Rebecca Wyman Republican
State Representatives Mary Cooney Democratic
Sid Lovett Democratic
Suzanne Smith Democratic
State Senator Jeanie Forrester Republican
Executive Councilor Raymond S Burton Republican
Member of the US House of Representatives Ann McLane Kuster Democratic

Notable peopleedit

  • Henry W Blair, US senator and congressman
  • Eliza Coupe, actress Happy Endings, Scrubs
  • Irene Clark Durrell, educator
  • Mary Baker Eddy, religious leadercitation needed
  • William A Fletcher, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, born in Plymouth11
  • Robert Frost, poet
  • Harl Pease, World War II pilot and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Daniel Webster, US senator and congressman from Massachusetts

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ http://wwwplymouthnh-historicalsocietyorg/PHist-Genhtm Plymouth Historical Society Website - History and Genealogy
  3. ^ http://wwwplymouthnh-historicalsocietyorg/PlyHistSocBackgroundhtm Plymouth Historical Society Website - About
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Plymouth town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 13, 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. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 DP-1: Plymouth town, Grafton County, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved November 24, 2015 
  8. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates DP03: Plymouth town, Grafton County, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved November 24, 2015 
  9. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 DP-1: Plymouth CDP, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved November 24, 2015 
  10. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates DP03: Plymouth CDP, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved November 24, 2015 
  11. ^ Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society-William A Fletcher

External linksedit

  • Town of Plymouth official website
  • Plymouth Historical Society
  • Plymouth State University
  • Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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