North Walpole, New Hampshire

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North Walpole, New Hampshire
Census-designated place
North Walpole is located in New Hampshire
North Walpole
North Walpole
Location within the state of New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°8′20″N 72°26′53″W / 43.13889°N 72.44806°W / 43.13889; -72.44806Coordinates: 43°8′20″N 72°26′53″W / 43.13889°N 72.44806°W / 43.13889; -72.44806
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Cheshire
Town Walpole
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 828
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (460/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03609
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-56420
GNIS feature ID 0868821

North Walpole is a census-designated place in the town of Walpole in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. It had a population of 828 at the 2010 census.[1]

It is located in the northwestern corner of the town of Walpole, along New Hampshire Route 12 and directly across the Connecticut River from the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont. North Walpole has a separate ZIP code (03609) from the rest of Walpole.

History[edit]

Spring snowmelt brought log drives down the Connecticut River. Log drivers were stationed to guide logs through a sluice over the dam at Bellows Falls. North Walpole offered twelve to eighteen saloons to quench log drivers' thirst.[2] These spring drives were stopped after 1915, when pleasure boat owners complained about the hazards to navigation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Holbrook, Stewart H. (1961). Yankee Loggers. International Paper Company. p. 70. 
  3. ^ Wheeler, Scott (September 2002). The History of Logging in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The Kingdom Historical.