Welcome to the Town of Bethlehem
town of bethlehem

Bethlehem was first established in 1774 as Lloyd's Hill, the last of the provincial land grants. This was probably because James Lloyd, for whom the town was named, was a loyalist. Voters elected to change the name to Bethlehem following the Revolution. This was done on the last Christmas Day of the century and the town was so incorporated on December 27, 1799. Bethlehem is nestled in the beautiful White Mountain Region, "The North Country", surrounded by National Forests and pristine natural beauty, just north of Franconia Notch. The town is a superb destination for year-round outdoor sports and activities and offers a perfect base for visitors to the many nearby White Mountain attractions.
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Motor Vehicle transactions can now be paid with one check, made payable to the Town of Bethlehem. Cash will still be accepted and online E-payments are also available (links above on the right).

Theatre Under the Stars
FREE Professional Theatre

2015 Summer Season
July 21, 2015 - The Tempest
July 28, 2015 - Interactive Robin Hood
August 4, 2015 - Making Sonnets by Moonlight
Program Information

July 4
The town offices are CLOSED on Friday, July 3rd
The Transfer Station will be OPEN on Friday, July 3rd from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm AND WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, JULY 4th


Town of Bethlehem
Master Plan Community Survey

July 8, 2015
6:30 p.m. - Town Hall

The Town of Bethlehem Food Pantry is in dire
need of donations. Please help us out. Thank you.
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Public Notices
The Town of Bethlehem Master Plan - Read
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Primary Election, General Election, and Town Meeting results can be found in the Archives Section of this website.
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The Town of Bethlehem Master Plan and Tax Maps are available at the Planning & Zoning link above.
The Town of Bethlehem Food Pantry is open on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Trash Pickup Schedule - Print Schedule
Recycle Sorting Instructions - Print instructions
NOTE: Materials from significant town events, including Town Meetings an elections, are retained at the Archives link above.




Calendar of Events

If you would like to submit an event for our calendar, please email the details to the Town Office





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