Errol, New Hampshire

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Errol is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 298 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 353.[1] It is located north of the White Mountains along Route 16 at the intersection of Route 26. It has a municipal airport with a single, unpaved runway (airport code ERR[2]).

Errol is part of the Berlin, NH–VT micropolitan statistical area.

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History

Errol was granted by Governor John Wentworth to Timothy Ruggles and others in 1774, the name taken from Scotland's James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll. In 1789, proprietors of the Errol grant petitioned the General Court that towns between Conway and Errol be required to pay for "a good connecting road." The legislature approved the measure in 1781, mandating what is today Route 16. A winter trade route to Andover, Maine was built in 1804, connecting Errol to Portland by what is now Route 26. The first settlers arrived at Errol in 1806, and by 1820 the population was 36. It was incorporated in 1836. [3]

Although the soil was considered generally poor, it was suitable for hay, oats and potatoes. With vast forests, the town's chief occupation was lumbering. By 1859, when the population was 130, the town had two sawmills, one gristmill and one clapboard machine. [4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 69.6 square miles (180 km2), of which 61.0 sq mi (158 km2) is land and 8.6 sq mi (22 km2) is water, comprising 12.40% of the town. The Androscoggin River begins in Errol, where the Magalloway River joins the outlet of Umbagog Lake. The town's elevation reaches 2,340 feet (710 m) above sea level at two different places along its border: along the town's northern boundary on a southwestern ridge of Black Mountain, and along the town's western boundary on a northeastern ridge of Signal Mountain. Errol lies fully within the Androscoggin River watershed.[5]

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