Haverhill

The Town of Haverhill, New Hampshire occupies the northeastern corner of our region and is comprised of numerous villages and districts, some of which have their own governing body for strictly local issues. There are also 4 post offices.

It is home to the Bedell Bridge State Park, Black Mountain State Forest, Kinder Memorial Forest, and the Oliverian Valley Wildlife Preserve.

Center Haverhill
East Haverhill
Haverhill Corner (often just referred to as Haverhill)
Mountain Lakes
North Haverhill
Pike
Woodsville

Mountain Lakes District

District Website: Mountain Lakes
District Manager: Renée Cota (603) 787-6180 email
A four seasons community with two lakes and various recreation activities. District also manages the local water system.

Precinct of Haverhill Corner

Post Office: Haverhill 03765
Village Population: approx. 500
District Administrative Assistant: Alice Hodgeton (603) 989-5655 (Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 1pm) email

Once the terminus of the Old Province Road, Haverhill Corner is now lined with stately examples of Greek Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Victorian architecture overlooking the Connecticut River Valley from an elevation of 640 feet (200 meters).

Haverhill Corner is home to the Bedell Bridge State Park. It also is home to Alumni Hall, a place where history, culture, art, the land and community come together. Alumni Hall is dedicated to fostering the recognition and appreciation of local and regional heritage and resources, and is committed to the support and presentation of the fine and performing arts.

The precinct is responsible for local water, street lighting, fire department, and the commons.

Precinct of North Haverhill

Post Office: North Haverhill 03774
Village Population: 1244 (2003)
Historical Tour
North Haverhill is located on Route 10 between Haverhill and Woodsville along the Connecticut River valley in New Hampshire.

Nearby are several civic facilities including the Dean Memorial Airport and the Grafton County Administrative Offices and Courthouse as well as the Horse Meadow Senior Center.

The North Haverhill Fairgrounds host several major annual events including the North Haverhill Fair in July and the Whole Hog BBQ and Music Festival in August.

This area is a fertile interval that is still farmed by local families in the dairy business. Vast corn fields fill the valley with the White Mountains to the east and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the west.

Woodsville Fire District

Post Office: Woodsville 03785
Village Population: 1130 (2007)
Town Statistics: city-data.com
Wikipedia Entry: Woodsville, NH
Historical Tour
Woodsville is located where the Ammonoosuc River Joins the Connecticut River on the Vermont-New Hampshire state border. Once a major railway town, it still retains an active commercial strip along US Route 302 from the river to NH Route 10. Along this stretch of road you can find a variety of businesses serving the daily needs of its residents and those from across the river. On the 4th of July it is the route of the largest parade in New Hampshire.

Woodsville is home to Cottage Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital. The hospital has just over 250 employees, 37 active medical staff providers and 35 volunteers. As such, it is one of the area’s primary economic engines.

Woodsville is also the location for the (reputed to be) oldest covered bridge in the United States; this 1829 bridge has never been destroyed and rebuilt unlike many other such structures.

County: Grafton
State: New Hampshire
Population: 4665
Post Office: Haverhill 03765
Town Website:  www.haverhill-nh.com
Town Clerk:  Christina Hebert 603-787-6200
Police Dept:  603-787-2222/2224   Emergency dial 911
Fire Dept: 603-787-6911    Emergency 911
School:  Woodsville Elementary School 603-747-3363     Haverhill Cooperative Middle School 603-787-2100    Woodsville High School 603-747-2781
Library:  North Haverhill Public Library 603-787-2542

Ladd Street School

At the top of the slope on the left at the intersection with County Road is the Ladd Street School. Standing near where the school now stands was the Haverhill South Parish Church. Built in 1790, the very first church bell in the North Country was installed in 1802. Eventually the parish outgrew the church and built a new, brick one on Haverhill Common further south. The old church was torn down and its timbers used to build the present day Ladd Street School, which was completed in 1849.

Continue south on NH Route 10 past the junction with NH Route 25.

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