Piermont, New Hampshire

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Piermont is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 709 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 729.[1] It is home to several summer camps.

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History

Incorporated by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1764 and settled in 1768, the town takes its name from Italy's Piemonte. It had 426 residents in 1790, the year of the first census.[2]

Aaron Lane, who grew up in Piermont, was the first permanent settler in the Mojave Desert area now known as Victorville, California. A biography of Lane sheds light on life in Piermont during the mid-19th century.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103 km2), of which 38.5 sq mi (100 km2) is land and 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) is water, comprising 3.34% of the town. It is drained by Indian Pond Brook, Eastman Brook and Bean Brook, tributaries of the Connecticut River, which forms the western boundary. Piermont's highest point is the summit of Piermont Mountain, at 2,717 feet (828 m) above sea level.

Piermont is home to Lake Tarleton, which takes its name from its erstwhile owner, Colonel William Tarleton, who was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791.

The town is crossed by state routes 10, 25 and 25C.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 709 people, 294 households, and 199 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.4 people per square mile (7.1/km²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 10.2/sq mi (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.45% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

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