Deering, New Hampshire

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Deering is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,875 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 2,072.[1]



First settled about 1765, the town was incorporated on January 17, 1774 by John Wentworth, governor of the province of New Hampshire. He named it Deering after the maiden name of his wife, Frances Deering Wentworth, just as two years earlier he bestowed Francestown with her first name. Deering had 928 residents when the first census was taken in 1790. By 1859, the population was 890. Its hills and valleys were well suited for agriculture. Industries included two sawmills, one gristmill, and one clothing factory.[2]

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81 km2), of which 30.8 sq mi (80 km2) is land and 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) is water, comprising 2.04% of the town. The highest point in Deering is Clark Summit, at 1,570 feet (480 m) above sea level. Deering lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed.[4]

The town is crossed by State Route 149.


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