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Towns of Grafton County New Hampshire : Monroe ,Piermont and Livermore




Monroe occupies a narrow strip of land along the Connecticut River- it was once a part of Lyman.  Monroe was authorized by the State in 1854 and named in honor of the country’s fifth President.   The fertile river valley produced crops and the usual river side industries such as sawmills, gristmills, cider mills and blacksmith shops. Today Monroe has a thriving sawmill, large egg farms, some dairy farms and the huge Comerford Dam and smaller McIndoe Falls dam.

Population in 2009: 843     Land Area: 23.8 square miles   Tax Rate: $9.19/1000

Public Library

Schools: Monroe School (SAU 77) (Preschool to 8) for Grades 9-12 a choice of St. Johnsbury Academy, Woodsville High School, or Blue School in Wells River, Vt .

Town Boards: Selectmen, Planning, Zoning

Special Events: Lord’s Acre Auction (Sept.) Annual Community Halloween party (Oct)






Situated on the Connecticut River, west of the White Mountain National Forest, this town was named for Piermont in the Italian Alps. It is home to the beautiful Lake Tarleton and several summer camps for youths.

Population in 2009: 674; Land Area: 38.6 square miles; Tax Rate $ 17.42/1000

Public Library

Schools: Piermont School (grades K-8)  Haverhill Cooperative (SAU 23) (grades 9-12)

Town Boards: Selectmen, Planning, Zoning, Conservation

Special Events: Every Tuesday 3-6pm until October 13- Farmer’s Market with organic produce, cheeses, raw milk, plants & crafts.






Livermore is an unincorporated civil township in Grafton County. It was briefly inhabited as a logging town in the late 19th century.  In 1937 all but 1 12-acre parcel is sold to the US Forest Service and in 1951 the town is dissolved by an act of the NH legislature. Located 15 miles from Lincoln on the Kancamagus Highway, which opened in 1959, it also borders a southern tip of Bethlehem and to the south is Waterville Valley. Lincoln, in the 70’s presented a bill in the State House to annex Livermore but was defeated. The elevation is 2,054 and a 2000 census recorded a population of 3.




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