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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
21
Sat
9:00 am Readers Café book discussion
Readers Café book discussion
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am
Readers Café book discussion
Readers Café book discussion Thursday April 19th Noon (bring your lunch) OR Saturday April 21st 9am Same book, two discussion times. April’s book is Wild by Cheryl Strayed  
Apr
23
Mon
all-day Celebrate Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day
Apr 23 – Apr 28 all-day
Celebrate Earth Day
School Vacation Week Happenings April 23-28 Celebrate Earth Day all week by creating Kindness Rocks
Apr
24
Tue
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
Preschool Story Time
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Story Time @ Bethlehem Public Library | Bethlehem | New Hampshire | United States
Preschool Story Time Stories and crafts for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. 2 Times Each Week! Tuesdays 10am Thursdays 6pm Come in your PJs!

Community

Community Contact: Bethlehem Board of Selectmen
Mike Culver, Chairman
PO Box 189
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Telephone (603) 869-3351 x10
Fax (603) 869-2280

E-mail: admin@bethlehemnh.org
Web Site: www.bethlehemnh.org

Municipal Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm, Friday, 8 am – 12 noon
Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday 8am – 7pm. Tuesday through Thursday, 8am – 4pm, Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm
County: Grafton
Labor Market Area: Littleton NH-VT LMA, NH Part
Tourism Region: White Mountains
Planning Commission: North Country Council
Regional Development: Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 1, 14

Incorporated: 1799
Origin: This community was first established in 1774 as Lloyd’s Hills, the last of the provincial land grants. Probably because James Lloyd, for whom the town was named, was a loyalist, voters elected to change the name following the Revolution. The name Bethlehem was selected on the last Christmas Day in the century, and the town was so incorporated on December 27, 1799. According to the US Postal Service, Bethlehem is one of several US communities with holiday-themed names who have special holiday postmarks.
Villages and Place Names: Alderbrook, Five Corners, Maplewood, Pierce Bridge
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 171 residents in 1800.
Population Trends: Population change for Bethlehem totaled 1,631 over 53 years, from 898 in 1960 to 2,529 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when population increased by 56 percent. The 2013 Census estimate for Bethlehem was 2,529 residents, which tied with Rollinsford, ranking 120th among New Hampshire’s incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 27.8 persons per square mile of land area. Bethlehem contains 90.9 square miles of land area and 0.06 square miles of inland water area.

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