Benton, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Benton, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Benton, NH


Benton, NH

Benton, population about 350, is a small town surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, nestled on Route 116, between I-91 and I-93, Oliverian Pond Boat Launch, Benton, NH - Click for a larger image! and east of the town of Haverhill.

The town was originally named Coventry, as many early settlers came from that town in Connecticut. It was renamed Benton after "Old Bullion," Thomas Hart Benton, the crusty Missouri senator who pushed for settlement of the western frontier in the early 1800s.

Benton is the location of Mount Moosilauke, (4,802 feet) well-known to hikers of the Appalachian Trail. Except for the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, most services for Mount Moosilauke are located in the nearby town of Warren.

Dining and lodging are available in the village of Woodsville, about 10 miles to the northwest.

The town cemetery, opposite the town hall - Click for a larger image!


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  Osprey Tracking Lecture   (11/20)
  Journey to the North Pole   (Mixed Dates)
  Santa Express Trains   (Mixed Dates)
  Traditionally Yours   (11/24-30)
  Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour   (11/25-12/17)
  Santa's First Visit   (11/25)
  Xmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  (11/26)
  Homestead Christmas   (12/2)
  Nutcracker Ballet   (12/2)
  Holiday Concert & Cookie Swap   (12/3)

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