Welcome to the Town of Northwood official website!

Northwood, a bucolic town in southeastern New Hampshire, was founded in 1773 when its first settlers successfully petitioned the Governor's Council requesting separation from Nottingham. Since this section of Nottingham had been known as the great north woods, the newly formed town was called Northwood.

Though thousands of motorists each day see our town only as they hurry along our eight-mile "main street," alias First New Hampshire Turnpike or US Route 4, some call it home.  4,255 (2011 census data) persons are full-time residents and about twice as many have second homes here. Alhough Northwood is sometimes considered a bedroom community, there are more than one hundred small businesses in town, employing from one to over fifty workers each.

Northwood is proud of its nine lakes and ponds, its mountain views, miles of country roads, and its many lovely old homes and public buildings.

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Town of Northwood

Northwood Historical Society Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper

Town of Northwood

Posted Yesterday at 12:43pm

The Northwood Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and potluck
supper at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 13, at the Northwood Community Hall. At 7:00 PM, Dr. Edward Newscott, DPM will present a video on the 303 Bomber Group from World War II, RAF Molesworth and B-17 nose art pictures.

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Budget Committee

BUDGET COMMITTEE VACANCY

Budget Committee

Posted Tue at 09:56am

The Northwood Budget Committee has 1 open position available. The term will expire at the next election in March 2015. The majority of the budget committee meetings are in January and may include Saturday sessions. People interested in the position must submit their name in writing to the Budget Committee, 818 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, 03261 or send an e-mail to lsmith@northwoodnh.org.

Northwood residency is required.
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Town of Northwood

Friends of Northwood Library Present Program

Town of Northwood

Posted Mon at 02:13pm

Richard Rubin (author of The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War) will present a dynamic program about World War I at the Masonic Hall in Northwood on Saturday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m. The program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Northwood Libraries and Morrison Lodge No. 90. The Friends will gladly accept a $6.00 donation to cover admission; copies of the book will be available to purchase. read more

Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen Election/Assignments

Board of Selectmen

Posted Wed, Apr 09 at 03:07pm

The Northwood Board of Selectman have elected officers for the year and determined committee assignments.

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Town of Northwood

THE NORTHWOOD BEAN HOLE BASH IS BACK!

Town of Northwood

Posted Wed, Apr 02 at 12:46pm

The Northwood Bean Hole Bash, is on!  SAVE THE DATES.............Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014.  Go to http://beanholebash.blogspot.com/ for more info, check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northwood-Bean-Hole-Bash/428212287267704. Th ...read more

Town of Northwood

Weight Restrictions on Town Roads Removed

Town of Northwood

Posted Mon at 09:11am

The town's Highway Agent is removing the weight restrictions on Northwood's roads this Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM.read more

Recreation Department

Brochure error - Swimming Lessons

Recreation Department

Posted Thu, Mar 27 at 11:39am

The times for the daytime classes and levels of those classes were printed wrong. The correct information about the daytime classes are as follows. This information holds true for both sessions 1 and 2. Evening classes remain as originally printed.

11:30 - 11:55 - Level 1
12:00 - 12:25 - Level 2
12:30 - 12:55 - Level 3
1:00 - 1:25 - Level 4read more

Economic Development Committee

Interested in Locating in Northwood?

Economic Development Committee

Posted Fri, Mar 07 at 11:09am

See the latest Northwood Community Profile from the NH Department of Employment Security. Look for "Northwood NH Community Profile 2014" under the "Documents and Files" sectionread more