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Acworth, New Hampshire

Acworth, New Hampshire
Town
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Sullivan
Incorporated 1772
Government
 • Board of Selectmen Frank Emig
David Goodwin
Steven Holt
Area
 • Total 39.1 sq mi (101.3 km2)
 • Land 38.9 sq mi (100.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)  0.61%
Elevation 1,489 ft (454 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 891
 • Density 23/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03601
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-00260
GNIS feature ID 0873525
Website /~townoff.net.soverhomepages

Acworth is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States. At the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 891.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7

History

Acworth Congregational Church on the town common

Originally chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1752, it was called Burnet after William Burnet, a former governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In 1754, however, the French and Indian War broke out, and no settlements were made under the charter.[2] Wentworth regranted the township on 19 September 1766,[3] naming it Acworth after Sir Jacob Acworth, an English admiral with interests in Portsmouth shipping.[2] The town was first permanently settled in 1768 by several families from Londonderry.

Acworth was incorporated in 1772 by Governor railroad engineer there.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.1 square miles (101 km2), of which 38.9 sq mi (101 km2) is land and 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) is water, comprising 0.61% of the town. Acworth is drained by the Cold River, and lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed.[5] The highest point in Acworth is Gove Hill, at 1,939 feet (591 m) above sea level.

The town is crossed by one numbered state highway, New Hampshire Route 123A, which follows the Cold River and passes through the village of South Acworth.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 836 people, 318 households, and 234 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.5 people per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 13.2 per square mile (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.77% White, 0.84% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 318 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,386, and the median income for a family was $41,397. Males had a median income of $29,792 versus $26,912 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,132. About 10.1% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Post office in 1907

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Boston, Massachusetts 1859A History and Description of New England;A. J. Coolidge & J. B. Mansfield,
  3. ^ http://gedcomindex.com/Reference/New_Hampshire_1875/047.html Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire (1875)
  4. ^ "New Hampshire Employment Security Community Profile: Acworth". Retrieved 2006-08-29. 
  5. ^ Foster, Debra H.; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; Medalie, Laura (1995). Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers. U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder".  

Further reading

  • Acworth, New Hampshire 1869History of Acworth,John Leverett Merrill,
  • Town of Acworth, New Hampshire 1989These Acworth Hills - A History of Acworth, New Hampshire 1767 - 1988,Helen H. Frink,

External links

  • Town of Acworth official website
  • Acworth Historical Society
  • Acworth Silsby Library
  • The Acworthian, online newsletter
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau profile
  • Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839)
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