Allenstown is town in central New Hampshire in the Merrimack Valley region of the state. It is situated in the Eastern part of Merrimack County and encompasses a total area of 20.4 square miles, only .1 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Allenstown was home to 4,322 people.
The land that comprises Allentown was first granted in 1721, though it wasn’t officially incorporated as a town until nearly a century later, in 1831. Allenstown was named in honor of Samuel Allen, the 17th-century govern. In 1815 and 1853, Allenstown was expanded when parts of Bow and Hooksett were annexed.
Less than 1 percent of Allenstown is made up of water. The town lies within the Merrimack River watershed and its highest point lies at Bear Hill, where elevation reaches 835 feet above sea level. Allenstown is home to a large part of Bear Brook State Park ? more than 6,700 acres. The remaining portions extend into the nearby towns of Candia, Hooksett and Deerfield.
The town of Allenstown is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. It boasts a full-time police department, a municipal fire department and volunteer emergency medical services. Top employers in the area include Thomas Hodgson & Sons, Suncook Business Park, 15 Retail Stores, Tuff Crete, Spruce Pond Camp, Bear Brook Campground and Mailways.
Children in the area attend Allenstown Elementary School for grades kindergarten through fifth, Armand R. Dupont School for grades sixth through eighth and Pembroke Academy for grades ninth through 12th. For recreation and entertainment, Allenstown residents can take advantage of the town?s municipal parks, boys and girls clubs, tennis courts, museums, youth organizations, sports leagues, campgrounds, fishing and hunting areas, boating marinas, bicycle and snowmobile trails, cross country skiing and local beaches and waterfront areas.