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Westmoreland, New Hampshire

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Westmoreland is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,874 at the 2010 census1 Westmoreland is historically an agricultural town, with much arable farmland


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


Once known as Great Meadow, this town was first granted in 1735 by Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts as Number 2, second in a line of Connecticut River fort towns designed to protect the colonies from Indian attack This part of the river was a favorite Indian campsite, and the settlers who came beginning in 1741 were several times victims of attack When the border between Massachusetts and the Province of New Hampshire was fixed with Number 2 on the New Hampshire side, the town was regranted in 1752 by Governor Benning Wentworth as Westmoreland, named for John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland2

The Park Hill Meetinghouse, built in 1762, has a Paul Revere bell Considered one of the most beautiful churches in New England, it was moved to its present site by oxen in 1779, and renovated in 18263


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 369 square miles 956 km2, of which 359 sq mi 930 km2 is land and 10 sq mi 26 km2, or 271%, is water Westmoreland is bounded on the west by the Connecticut River Hyland Hill, elevation 1,510 feet 460 m above sea level and the highest point in town, is on the eastern border and although it is now private land, it is a local hiking and hunting destination

Westmoreland is served by state routes 12 and 63


Historical population
1790 2,018
1800 2,066 24%
1810 1,937 −62%
1820 2,029 47%
1830 1,647 −188%
1840 1,546 −61%
1850 1,678 85%
1860 1,285 −234%
1870 1,256 −23%
1880 1,095 −128%
1890 830 −242%
1900 875 54%
1910 758 −134%
1920 615 −189%
1930 745 211%
1940 755 13%
1950 789 45%
1960 921 167%
1970 998 84%
1980 1,452 455%
1990 1,596 99%
2000 1,747 95%
2010 1,874 73%
Est 2015 1,714 −85%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census6 of 2000, there were 1,747 people, 576 households, and 445 families residing in the town The population density was 487 people per square mile 188/km² There were 618 housing units at an average density of 172 per square mile 67/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9782% White, 034% African American, 029% Native American, 080% Asian, 034% from other races, and 040% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 092% of the population

There were 576 households out of which 316% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 696% were married couples living together, 38% had a female householder with no husband present, and 227% were non-families 174% of all households were made up of individuals and 78% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 257 and the average family size was 292

In the town, the population was spread out with 199% under the age of 18, 66% from 18 to 24, 268% from 25 to 44, 274% from 45 to 64, and 193% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 43 years For every 100 females there were 976 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 996 males

The median income for a household in the town was $55,875, and the median income for a family was $62,857 Males had a median income of $40,515 versus $28,456 for females The per capita income for the town was $24,488 About 04% of families and 25% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 54% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Clinton Babbitt, US congressman
  • Goldsmith Bailey, US congressman
  • Nathaniel S Benton, Secretary of State and state senator from New York
  • Joseph Buffum, Jr, US congressman and judge
  • Martin Butterfield, US congressman
  • Levi K Fuller, 44th governor of Vermont
  • John M Goodenow, US congressman
  • Ernest Hebert, authorcitation needed
  • Thomas B Marsh, religious leader
  • Mary Josephine Ray 1895–2010, centenarian; second-oldest person in the world at the time of her death
  • Everett Warner, artist and print-maker


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts p 677 
  3. ^ History of Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Westmoreland official website
  • Westmoreland Public Library
  • Westmoreland Park Hill Meeting House & Historical Society
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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