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

NH Community Profiles: Dorchester, NH


Dorchester, NH

North of Canaan, and east of Lyme, Dorchester is tiny community located on Route 118. With a population of about 350 people (2010) there are no stoplights, so this meets the criteria for a genuinely small town. The town was the site of nearly a dozen saw mills in the 1800's, and then had double today's population but the population has been relatively steady for the last 20+ years.

Remembering its history, it's complete with a little red school house, an old church -- and farms, set against the rambling hills.

Notable Dorchester resident include Rufus Blodgett, who became a New Jersey senator in the late 1800s, who ran a well-known general store in Lisbon, and became a mogul creating Woodworth and Company, which supplied lime, cement and animal feed.

Dorchester is the home of D Acres (A not-for-profit Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead), a farm and community that studies sustainability and small-scale organic farming. Guest may stay (either at campsites or indoor rooms) for $10-$65/night.

Lodging and dining are available in Hebron or Plymouth (both about 10 miles).


Scheduled Events

  FrancoFest   (11/4)
  Miss Berlin-Gorham Competition   (11/4)
  Over There   (11/11)
  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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