Lancaster, New Hampshire

Lancaster is a town located along the Connecticut River in Coös County, New Hampshire, United States. The town is named after the city of Lancaster in England. As of the 2020 census, the town population was 3,218,[2] the second largest in the county after Berlin. It is the county seat of Coos County and gateway to the Great North Woods Region of the state. Lancaster, which includes the villages of Grange and South Lancaster, is home to Weeks State Park and the Lancaster Fair. Part of the White Mountain National Forest is in the eastern portion. The town is part of the Berlin, NH−VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Lancaster, New Hampshire
Main Street
Main Street
Official seal of Lancaster, New Hampshire
"The friendly town in the friendly state"
Location in Coös County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 44°29′20″N 71°34′09″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
  Select Board
  • Leon Rideout
  • Shane Beattie
  • Troy Merner
  Town ManagerBen Gaetjens-Oleson
  Total51.1 sq mi (132.3 km2)
  Land50.0 sq mi (129.4 km2)
  Water1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)  2.19%
863 ft (263 m)
  Density64/sq mi (24.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code603
FIPS code33-40420
GNIS feature ID0873640

The main village in town, where 1,941 people resided at the 2020 census, is defined as the Lancaster census-designated place (CDP) and is located at the junctions of U.S. Route 3 and U.S. Route 2, along the Israel River.

Lancaster is the site of the "PorcFest", an annual liberty-themed festival of the Free State Project that draws multiple thousands of visitors each year.[3][4]

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