Welcome to Westmoreland, New Hampshire!
Public informational sessions regarding the future of Maplewood Nursing Home:
10/9/14 Chesterfield Town Hall 7PM
10/20/14 Keene High School 7PM
10/23/14 Alstead-Vilas Middle School 7PM
10/30/14 Jaffrey VFW 7PM
NOTICE: Upcoming Board of Selectmen’s meetings:
October: 9th & 23rd
Everyone with a land-line (home phone) is already in the system.
You now have the option to register and be notified on your cell phone &/or by email.
Use this link to register: www.nhe911.org/selfregistration
NEW – Westmoreland Tote Bags – go to our Community Page (below) for details
To get on a list to receive pertinent notices, please e-mail the Selectmen’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first settlers came up the Connecticut River in canoes from Northfield, Massachusetts in 1741, after the original charter was granted by the Massachusetts governor in 1736. A subsequent charter was granted by King George II of England in 1752, and the town was incorporated under the name of Westmoreland in honor of an English Lord of that name. Westmoreland, while basically an agricultural community, supported many mills and other small industries during the late 1700’s and throughout the 1800’s. In 1800, the population was recorded at 2,066. Today’s population is 1,747 and includes residents of the Cheshire County facilities located in Westmoreland. Further interesting history may be found in The History and Genealogy of Westmoreland, NH published in 1976. A copy may be purchased from the Selectmen’s Office.
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