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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

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Wolfeboro is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 6,269 at the 2010 census1 A resort area situated beside Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro includes the village of Wolfeboro Falls

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Town center
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Notable people
  • 5 Education
  • 6 Health care
  • 7 Sites of interest
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Historyedit

Bird's-eye view in 1909

The town was granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1759 to four young men of Portsmouth, and named Wolfeborough in honor of English General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 In 1763, 2,300 acres 930 ha were added to the 60 acres 24 ha reserved for the governor Colonial Governor John Wentworth, his nephew, established an estate on the site, known as Kingswood Built in 1771 beside what is now called Lake Wentworth, this was the first summer country estate in northern New England Settled in 1768, the town was incorporated in 1770

Over the years Wolfeboro, whose town motto is "The Oldest Summer Resort in America", became a popular summer colony, particularly for families from Boston and southern New Hampshirecitation needed Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Kurt Vonnegut, Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon have spent time in Wolfeboro2 In August 2007, French president Nicolas Sarkozy vacationed there3

In May 2014, it was discovered that 82-year-old police commissioner Robert Copeland had been overheard in a cafe two months earlier using a racial epithet to refer to President Barack Obama4 Copeland acknowledged in an email to his colleagues that he did in fact use the word, saying "for this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such" At a subsequent meeting with residents, Copeland refused calls for his resignation5 A few days later, he submitted his resignation4

Geographyedit

View of Main Street in the fall

The main village of the town, where 2,838 people resided at the 2010 census,1 is defined as the Wolfeboro census-designated place CDP, and is located at the head of Wolfeboro Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee, at the junction of New Hampshire routes 28 and 109

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 585 square miles 152 km2, of which 479 square miles 124 km2 is land and 106 square miles 27 km2 is water, comprising 1809% of the town6 Wolfeboro is drained by the Smith River, which is the outlet of Lake Wentworth and an inlet of Lake Winnipesaukee The highest point in town is Moody Mountain, elevation 1,420 feet 430 m above sea level, located near the northern boundary

The main village of Wolfeboro, a census-designated place, has a total area of 73 sq mi 19 km2 70 sq mi 18 km2 of it is land and 03 sq mi 078 km2 of it, or 356%, is water

Wolfeboro is home to Wentworth State Park, a 50-acre 020 km2 state park on the shore of Lake Wentworth

Town centeredit

As of the 2010 Census, there were 2,838 people, 1,353 households, and 795 families residing in the census-designated place corresponding to the central village of Wolfeboro7 There were 1,858 housing units The racial makeup of the town was 965% White, 02% African American, 01% Native American, 07% Asian, 00% from other races, and 02% from two or more races 15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,304 households out of which 227% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 507% were married couples living together, 74% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 392% were non-families 337% of all households were made up of individuals and 176% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 220 and the average family size was 278

Also in 2000, the CDP population was spread out with 200% under the age of 18, 50% from 18 to 24, 223% from 25 to 44, 256% from 45 to 64, and 271% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 47 years For every 100 females there were 828 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 805 males

The median income for a household in 2000 was $42,853, and the median income for a family was $51,005 Males had a median income of $36,950 versus $30,688 for females The per capita income for the town was $25,466 46% of the population and 17% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 49% are under the age of 18 and 43% are 65 or older

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 447
1800 941 1105%
1810 1,376 462%
1820 1,794 304%
1830 1,929 75%
1840 1,918 −06%
1850 2,038 63%
1860 2,300 129%
1870 1,995 −133%
1880 2,222 114%
1890 3,020 359%
1900 2,390 −209%
1910 2,224 −69%
1920 2,178 −21%
1930 2,358 83%
1940 2,636 118%
1950 2,581 −21%
1960 2,689 42%
1970 3,036 129%
1980 3,968 307%
1990 4,807 211%
2000 6,083 265%
2010 6,269 31%
Est 2015 6,210 −09%
US Decennial Census9
Hotel Elmwood c 1915

As of the 2000 Census,needs update, there were 6,083 people, 2,574 households, and 1,722 families residing in the town The population density was 1259 people per square mile 486/km² There were 3,903 housing units at an average density of 312 persons/km² 808 persons/sq mi The racial makeup of the town was 9913% White, 016% African American, 007% Native American, 036% Asian, 000% Pacific Islander, 005% from other races, and 023% from two or more races 061% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 2,574 households out of which 260% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 567% were married couples living together, 71% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 331% were non-families 286% of all households were made up of individuals and 150% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 232 and the average family size was 283

The Kingswood Club c 1910

In the town, the population was spread out with 221% under the age of 18, 43% from 18 to 24, 233% from 25 to 44, 258% from 45 to 64, and 246% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 45 years For every 100 females there were 890 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 860 males

The median income for a household in the town was $44,013, and the median income for a family was $53,269 Males had a median income of $36,433 versus $29,850 for females The per capita income for the town was $26,361 63% of the population and 35% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 90% are under the age of 18 and 29% are 65 or older

Notable peopleedit

  • Jeb Bradley, Majority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate; US congressman 2003–2007
  • James Foley, journalist
  • J W "Bill" Marriott, Jr, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Marriott International summer resident10
  • Dennis Moran aka Coolio, computer criminal
  • Mitt Romney, 70th governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate summer resident
  • Mike Ryan, catcher with the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Sir John Wentworth, 1st Baronet 1737–1820, provincial governor of New Hampshire summer resident

Educationedit

Wolfeboro is served by Kingswood Regional High School, located on Main Street southeast of the center of town Adjoining the high school is Kingswood Regional Middle School The two elementary schools located in the community are Carpenter and Crescent Lake All of the aforementioned schools are part of the Governor Wentworth Regional School District, which includes five additional towns11 The town is also home to Brewster Academy, a private preparatory schoolcitation needed

The Wolfeboro Camp School, which converted the Hill School Camp, enrolls 200 students domestic and international12

Health careedit

Wolfeboro's largest health care facility is Huggins Hospital, a non-profit hospital that serves the communities of Alton, Brookfield, Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Moultonborough, New Durham, Ossipee, Sanbornville, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Wolfeboro, and other surrounding towns13 Huggins is a Critical Access Hospital CAH CAHs are hospitals with no more than 25 inpatient beds; Huggins has 2514 Huggins has a relationship with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Air Transport Service DHART that can provide trauma victims access to helicopter in as little as 20 minutes, so they can be transported to the Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center15

Sites of interestedit

Clark House c 1920
  • Clark House 1778
  • Libby Museum
  • Monitor Engine Company Firehouse
  • MS Mount Washington
  • New Hampshire Boat Museum
  • Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse c 1805
  • Wright Museum of WWII History
  • Wolfeboro Public Library Postcard Archive

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "NH lake resort draws glitterati" Durham Herald-Sun August 12, 2007  |access-date= requires |url= help
  3. ^ "For town, business as usual", Sarah Liebowitz, Concord Monitor, August 7, 2007
  4. ^ a b Mulkern, Larissa May 19, 2014 "Wolfeboro police commissioner resigns over use of N-word to refer to Obama" Union Leader Retrieved 2014-05-19 Copeland, 82, came under fire after a resident overheard him call President Obama a 'fg nigger' at a restaurant in March, then brought the incident to the attention of town and police officials 
  5. ^ Associated Press "Residents of Wolfeboro, NH, urge police official to quit for calling Obama the N-word", MassLivecom, May 16, 2014 Retrieved on May 16, 2014
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Wolfeboro town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 7, 2011 
  7. ^ Wolfeboro CDP 2010 Census
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  10. ^ "Romney re-joins Marriott’s corporate board" CNN Political Ticker - Blogs CNNcom 2014-05-15 Retrieved 2014-05-19 
  11. ^ http://wwwgovwentworthk12nhus/
  12. ^ "Wolfeboro" Arcadia Publishing 22 June 2017 Retrieved 22 June 2017 – via Google Books 
  13. ^ "Our History" Huggins Hospital Retrieved 28 October 2016 
  14. ^ "See where the critical access hospitals are located" Healthcare Finance Retrieved 28 October 2016 
  15. ^ "Emergency Services" Huggins Hospital Retrieved 28 October 2016 

External linksedit

  • Official website of the Town of Wolfeboro
  • Wolfeboro Historical Society
  • Wolfeboro Public Library
  • Wolfeboro Community Profile from the NH Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
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