Place:Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

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NameGrafton
Alt namesGraftonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.95°N 71.8°W
Located inNew Hampshire, United States     (1771 - )
See alsoCoos, New Hampshire, United StatesChild 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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Grafton County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 89,118. Its county seat is North Haverhill, which is a village within the town of Haverhill. Until 1972, the county courthouse and other offices were located in downtown Woodsville, a larger village within the town of Haverhill. Grafton County is part of the Lebanon, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is the home of Dartmouth College and Plymouth State University. Progressive Farmer rated Grafton County fourth in its list of the "Best Places to Live in Rural America" in 2006, citing low unemployment (despite slow economic growth), a favorable cost of living, and the presence of White Mountain National Forest, the state's only national forest.

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History

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Grafton was one of the five counties originally identified for New Hampshire in 1769. It was named for Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, who had been a supporter of American causes in Parliament, and who was serving as British Prime Minister at the time. The county was organized at Woodsville in 1771, and originally included the entire northern frontier of New Hampshire, including a number of towns that are now in Vermont. In 1803, the northern area was removed for the formation of Coos County. The three counties to the south were Strafford, Hillsborough and Cheshire, and the eastern edge bordered the "District of Maine". In 1797, the county contained 50 townships and 17 locations, and had a population of 23,093.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1771 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1773 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1773 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 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
1790 13,472
1800 23,093
1810 28,462
1820 32,989
1830 38,682
1840 42,311
1850 42,343
1860 42,260
1870 39,103
1880 38,788
1890 37,217
1900 40,844
1910 41,652
1920 40,572
1930 42,816
1940 44,645
1950 47,923
1960 48,857
1970 54,914
1980 65,806
1990 74,929

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