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Welcome to the Town of Bath, New Hampshire

Covered Bridge Capital of New England

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The Town of Bath, incorporated in 1761, was named for a prominent English statesman, William Pulteney, first Earl of Bath, who served as Secretary of War and was known as one of the best orators in Parliament.  The original town charter set aside land in equal shares for 68 families, with a church and a school.  The 2005 census showed a population of 944 residents within Bath's 38.6 square miles of area. The highest points in Bath are a trio of knobs on Gardner Mountain, all found near the northernmost point in town and all measuring slightly greater than 1,980 feet above sea level. The Connecticut River  forms the western boundary of the town; the Ammonoosuc and Wild Ammonoosuc Rivers flow through the town.  Bath has the distinction of having three covered bridges, the oldest of which was built in 1829.   A fourth covered bridge, built in 1846, was  destroyed by flooding in 1927.
 

Community Contact Town of Bath
Pam Murphy, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 88
Bath, NH 03740

Telephone (603) 747-2454
Fax (603) 747-0497
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon

 

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