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Keene New Hampshire Real Estate Specialists - Keene NH Agent - Troy NH Real Estate For Sale - NH MLS ~ R. H. Thackston & Company –  REALTORS®
Keene New Hampshire Real Estate Specialists - Keene NH Agent - Troy NH Real Estate For Sale - NH MLS ~ R. H. Thackston & Company –  REALTORS®
Keene New Hampshire Real Estate Specialists - Keene NH Agent - Troy NH Real Estate For Sale - NH MLS ~ R. H. Thackston & Company –  REALTORS®
Keene New Hampshire Real Estate Specialists - Keene NH Agent - Troy NH Real Estate For Sale - NH MLS ~ R. H. Thackston & Company –  REALTORS®

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Nelson is a town in Cheshire County New Hampshire, United States. The population was 634 at the 2000 census. Nelson includes the village of Munsonville.

History

Originally named Monadnock No. 6, the town was granted in 1752 by Governor Benning Wentworth. It was first settled in 1767 by Breed Batchelder. On February 22, 1774, the town was incorporated by Governor John Wentworth as Packersfield, after a major proprietor, Thomas Packer, the sheriff at Portsmouth. The name was changed in 1814 to Nelson in honor of Viscount Horatio Nelson, British admiral and naval hero.

Located on the height of land separating the watersheds of the Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, Nelson became primarily an agricultural community. The uneven surface proved good for grazing. But with streams rising from four ponds to provide water power, it also developed industry. The village of Munsonville, situated on the stage line at the outlet of Granite Lake, manufactured cotton cloth and chairs. The L. J. Colony Chair Co. produced between 25,000 and 30,000 chairs annually, hiring women and children from local farms to weave the rattan seats and backs. At one time, Munsonville had 1,000 homesteads and 10 school districts. The mills have since closed, and Munsonville is today a resort of summer homes.

Nelson possesses a Guinness World Record for the longest-running public contradance; the event is held in Nelson's town hall each Monday night. The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, a classical chamber music group which attempts to bring members of cultures in conflict (such as Israelis and Palestinians) closer together through music, is also in Nelson.

Notable inhabitants

  • Alfred B. Kittredge, senator from South Dakota
  • May Sarton, poetess

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.2 square miles (60 km2), of which 21.9 sq mi (57 km2) is land and 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) is water, comprising 5.94% of the town. A branch of the Contoocook River rises from Long Pond, and in the southern part of Nelson, a branch of the Ashuelot River rises. Spoonwood Pond and part of Nubanusit Lake are in the east. The highest point in Nelson is the summit of Osgood Hill (also known as Nelson Pinnacle), with an elevation of 2,253 feet (687 m) above sea level.

The town is traversed by the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, a 50-mile (80 km) hiking trail that traverses the highlands of southern New Hampshire from Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey to Mount Sunapee in Newbury. The trail passes directly through the center of Nelson.

The town is crossed by New Hampshire Route 9.

Demographics

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As of the census of 2000, there were 634 people, 247 households, and 162 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.0 people per square mile (11.2/km²). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 18.3/sq mi (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.48% White, 0.63% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 247 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $59,464. Males had a median income of $40,577 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,625. About 9.2% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.




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Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$800,000.00
Nature will be your decorator, as the window walls appear to bring the great outdoors into these 2 homes. Deeded access to pristine and highly desirable Nubanusit Lake comes with t ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$699,000.00
No neighbors, no traffic, no kidding! One hundred and one acres of privacy, long distance views, hiking trails, and complete tranquility ~ coupled with a truly lovely 3900sf home f ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$499,000.00
Lovely year round home on beautiful, crystal clear Granite Lake! Open concept, cathedral ceiling living area with kitchen and living area taking advantage of the breathtaking view ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$399,900.00
From the second level deck, the views over the lake are stunning at this year round, 3BR home on Granite Lake. Just across the street there's deeded access to a 100' long beach are ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$289,900.00
Welcome home to this Spacious and beautiful home.. Set on 5 acres in a private setting. Beautiful Stone fireplace-vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, nice kitchen with breakfast bar ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$285,000.00
A beloved family gathering place since 1929,this high elevation property is an original homestead dating back over 200 years. The cozy, charming main house features a view South to ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$284,900.00
Cottage on Granite Lake.( Right On the Lake ) This spot is got great views of the Lake and Mtns. This open concept looks right out to the water. The kitchen has a Breakfast bar an ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$159,900.00
This quaint 6 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath Crockett Log home is located on 21.3 acres with detached 30'x 36' 2 story barn. Kitchen with tiled floor, dining & living room with Carlisle h ... Read More!

Nelson NH LAND
Nelson NH  Land
$125,000.00
29.4 Acres of Nelson land available. Corner lot = decent amount of road frontage. Possibility of subdivision here, OR simply buy it for a private wildlife and peace filled paradise ... Read More!

Nelson NH LAND
Nelson NH  Land
$69,900.00
9.4 acre lot in the quaint town of Nelson, NH. Short walk to the town hall. Close to Granite Lake and skiing. Only a 20 minute drive to Keene. Dug well on the property and some ... Read More!

Nelson NH LAND
Nelson NH  Land
$59,900.00
Very nice building lot in the quaint town of Nelson, NH. Survey is available. Short walk to the town hall. Close to Granite Lake and skiing. Only a 20 minute drive to Keene. ... Read More!

Nelson NH Home
Nelson NH  Home / Single Family
$59,521.00
This Ranch style home with 6 rooms sits up from the road. This home has a comfortable living room, fireplace (not functional) and separate dining room. The master bedroom is roomy. ... Read More!


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