Warren, New Hampshire
|Warren, New Hampshire|
Bird's-eye view, 1912
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
|• Board of Selectmen||Michael J. F. Clark, Chairman, Patricia Wilson, Charles N. Sackett Jr., Town Administrator Nancy Decoteau|
|• Total||49.0 sq mi (127.0 km2)|
|• Land||48.5 sq mi (125.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2) 1.18%|
|Elevation||770 ft (235 m)|
|• Density||18/sq mi (7.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0873746|
Of the six towns named Warren in New England (one in each state), New Hampshire's is the smallest by population.
Warren was granted in 1763 by Governor Benning Wentworth, and incorporated in 1770 by Governor John Wentworth. The town takes its name from Admiral Sir Peter Warren. It was first settled in 1767 by Joseph Patch.
From 1909 until 1970, Glencliff, located in the northern part of Warren, was the mailing address for the New Hampshire State Sanatorium, located just over the town line in Benton, at an elevation of 1,650 feet (500 m) on the slopes of Mount Moosilauke. Before the discovery of antibiotics, pure mountain air was thought to be curative for patients with tuberculosis. With its own farm on 500 acres (200 ha), the facility would treat more than 4,000 individuals over its first half century, admitting between 50 and 100 per year. Many came from the industrial cities of southern New Hampshire such as Concord, Manchester and Nashua. It is now the Glencliff Home for the Elderly.
The town's most famous landmark is a Redstone ballistic missile erected in the center of the village green. It was donated by Henry T. Asselin, who transported the missile from the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, in 1971, then placed in honor of long-time Senator Norris Cotton, a Warren native.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.0 square miles (126.9 km2), of which 48.5 square miles (125.6 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) is water, comprising 1.18% of the town. Warren is drained by the Baker River. The highest point in Warren is at the southern boundary of the town, on the north ridge of Carr Mountain, where the elevation reaches approximately 3,330 feet (1,010 m) above sea level. Set in the White Mountains, the town is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest.
As of the census of 2000, there were 873 people, 355 households, and 227 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.9 people per square mile (6.9/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 10.4 per square mile (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.11% White, 0.11% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.80% Asian, and 2.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.
There were 355 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,432, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $29,625 versus $22,163 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,454. About 5.1% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
Sites of interest
- Davis-White State Forest
- Warren Historical Society Museum
- Norris Cotton, US senator and congressman
- Robert "Bob" J. Giuda, airline captain and state congressman
- Joseph Monninger, author
- United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- Austin J. Coolidge & John B. Mansfield, A History and Description of New England; Boston, Massachusetts 1859
- Paige Wickner and Fordham Von Reyn, M.D., Mountain Aerie; History of the New Hampshire State Sanatorium
- Asselin, Ted (1996). The Redstone Missile - Warren, NH. Warren: Bryan Flagg.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001) - Warren town, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Warren, New Hampshire.|
- Town of Warren official website
- Joseph Patch Library
- Asquamchumauke Valley Snowmobile Club
- Mount Moosilauke ATV Club
- Northcountry News, Warren, NH
- New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile