Place:Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

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NameBelknap
Alt namesBelknapsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.517°N 71.433°W
Located inNew Hampshire, United States     (1841 - )
See alsoStrafford, New Hampshire, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Belknap County is one of ten counties in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It is located in New Hampshire's Lakes Region, slightly southeast of the state's geographic center. The county seat is Laconia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,088.

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History

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Belknap County was organized in 1840 by removing parts of northeastern Merrimack County and northwestern Strafford County. It is named for Dr. Jeremy Belknap, a renowned preacher, historian, and author of The History of New Hampshire. The first County Court was held within the town of Meredith, at a village known as Meredith Bridge on the Winnipesaukee River. In 1855, the town of Laconia was separated from Meredith.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1841 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 17,721
1860 18,549
1870 17,681
1880 17,948
1890 20,321
1900 19,526
1910 21,309
1920 21,178
1930 22,623
1940 24,328
1950 26,632
1960 28,912
1970 32,367
1980 42,884
1990 49,216

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External links

www.belknapcounty.org/


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