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Milford, New Hampshire
Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 42°50′07″N, 71°38′56″W
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Hillsborough County
Incorporated 1794
Government
 - Board of Selectmen Gary Daniels
Larry Pickett
Noreen O'Connell
Jim Dannis
Steve Sareault
Area
 - Town  25.3 sq mi (65.5 km²)
 - Land  25.2 sq mi (65.3 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation  259 ft (79 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 13,575
 - Density 536.5/sq mi (207.1/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Website: www.milfordnh.info
Union Square in 2006
Union Square in 2006

Milford is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA, on the Souhegan River. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 13,575. It is the retail and manufacturing center of a six-town area known informally as the Souhegan Valley. Image File history File links Hillsborough-Milford-NH.png‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Milford, New Hampshire ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... List of New Hampshire counties: New Hampshire counties Belknap County: formed in 1840 from parts of Merrimack County and Strafford County. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Daylight saving time around the world  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), also summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Souhegan River in 1906, Milford, New Hampshire The Souhegan River is a tributary of the Merrimack River in the northeastern United States. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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History

A park in downtown Milford in 2006
A park in downtown Milford in 2006
Stone Bridge in c. 1905

Milford separated from neighboring Amherst in 1794. Like most towns named Milford in the United States, its name comes from the fact that it grew around a mill built on a ford, in this case on the Souhegan River. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 520 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1432 × 1652 pixel, file size: 326 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 520 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1432 × 1652 pixel, file size: 326 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Image File history File links Stone_Bridge,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ Stone Bridge in c. ... Image File history File links Stone_Bridge,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ Stone Bridge in c. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1760  - Board of Selectmen Bruce Bowler, Chairman John Dinkel, Jr. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Watermill of Braine-le-Château, Belgium (12th century) A watermill is a structure that uses a water wheel or turbine to drive a mechanical process such as flour or lumber production, or metal shaping (rolling, grinding or wire drawing). ... A ford is a section of water (most commonly a section of a river) that is sufficiently shallow as to be traversable by wading. ... Souhegan River in 1906, Milford, New Hampshire The Souhegan River is a tributary of the Merrimack River in the northeastern United States. ...


Milford first grew to fame for its extensive granite quarries[citation needed], which produced a stone that was used, among other things, to make the pillars for the Treasury building in Washington, D.C. - pillars that can still be seen on the American $10 bill. Its nickname is still "The Granite Town," although only one small quarry is in operation as of 2006. Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... A small cinder quarry A dimension stone quarry A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted. ... Deconstructing a Roman pillar. ... The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department, a treasury, of the United States government established by an Act of U.S. Congress in 1789 to manage the revenue of the United States government. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Like many New England riverside towns, it developed several thriving textile mills in the 19th century. Both those industries departed by World War II, but Milford remains the commercial and retail center for surrounding towns, known as the Souhegan Valley. Major employers included casting company Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. and metal cable manufacturer Hendrix Wire and Cable Inc. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Sunday textile market on the sidewalks of Karachi, Pakistan. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Milford is home to the Milford State Fish Hatchery. The town also holds the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club, built on the former home of the now-bankrupt private theater American Stage Festival.

Union Square in c. 1905

Milford was a stop on the underground railroad for escaped slaves. It was also the home of Harriet E. Wilson, who published the semi-autobiographical novel Our Nig: Or, Sketches in the Life of a Free Black in 1859, making it the first novel by an African-American published in the country. Image File history File links Union_Square,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ Union Square in c. ... Image File history File links Union_Square,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ Union Square in c. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Harriet E. Wilson (March 15, 1825 - June 28, 1900) is tradionally considered the first female African-American novelist as well as the first African American of any gender to publish a novel on the North American continent, though literary historians in 2006 brought another contender to light. ... Our Nig, Or Sketches in the Life of a Free Black was a semi-autobiographical novel published by Harriet E. Wilson in 1859, making it the first novel published in the U.S. by an African-American. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


The Milford Oval, officially called Union Square even though it is triangular in shape (the "oval" name dates from the 19th century, when it was that shape), is a quaint town center, with the Pillsbury Bandstand as its centerpiece and the Souhegan River as backdrop. A bandstand built in 1912 stands in the grounds of the Horniman Museum in London Jedforest Instrumental Bandstand built in 2006 stands in the shadow of Jedburgh Abbey Scottish Borders Eastbourne bandstand opened in 1935 A bandstand is a circular or semicircular structure set in a park, garden, or pier...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 65.5 km² (25.3 mi²). 65.3 km² (25.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water, comprising 0.24% of the town. Milford is drained by the Souhegan River. The town's highest point is near its western border, on the summit of Boynton Hill (814 feet / 248 meters above sea level). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


Demographics

This article describes the town of Milford as a whole. Additional demographic detail is available that describes the more densely populated central settlement within the town. See: Milford (CDP), New Hampshire. Milford is a census-designated place located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. ...

Elm Street in c. 1915

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,575 people, 5,201 households, and 3,547 families residing in the town. The population density was 207.1/km² (536.5/mi²). There were 5,316 housing units at an average density of 81.4/km² (210.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.76% White, 0.90% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population. Image File history File links Elm_Street,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ Elm Street in c. ... Image File history File links Elm_Street,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ Elm Street in c. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,201 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

Centennial High School in c. 1905; it was later called Bales after a superintendent

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males. Image File history File links High_School,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ High School in c. ... Image File history File links High_School,_Milford,_NH.jpg‎ High School in c. ...


The median income for a household in the town was $52,343, and the median income for a family was $61,682. Males had a median income of $42,244 versus $28,220 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,425. About 3.1% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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