Wentworth's Location, New Hampshire

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Coordinates: 44°50′23″N 71°08′04″W / 44.83972°N 71.13444°W / 44.83972; -71.13444 Wentworth's Location is a township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 44 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In New Hampshire, locations, grants, townships (which are different from towns), and purchases are unincorporated portions of a county that are not part of any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited).

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History

The land was sold in 1797 to George Wentworth of Portsmouth and operated as an unorganized 'plantation' from 1797-1881; town was incorporated, 1881-1966, then became an organized 'township'. [1]

Geography

The Location is along the border with Maine and north of the town of Errol, east of Dixville. To the north is the Second College Grant. The Magalloway River traverses the southeastern corner, as does Route 16. Mount Dustan, elevation 2,878 feet (877 m) above sea level, is the location's highest point and overlooks the village from the west. Black Mountain, elevation 2,750 feet (840 m) is in the more remote western edge of the location. At one point there was a fire tower on Mount Dustan.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the location has a total area of 19.5 square miles (51 km2), of which 18.8 sq mi (49 km2) is land and 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2), or 3.70%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 44 people, 20 households, and 13 families residing in the location. The population density was 2.3 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 5.8/sq mi (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the location was 90.91% White, and 9.09% from two or more races.

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