Hebron is a town located in Western New Hampshire in the Lakes region of the state. It is situated in the Southern part of Grafton County and encompasses a total area of 18.7 square miles, 2.2 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Hebron was home to just 602 people.
Hebron was formed in 1791 from portions of Cockermouth (then extinct) and a part of Plymouth called West Plymouth. All Hebron?s early settlers came from other nearby New England towns; none were first-generation European immigrants, a fact that set that town apart from others of the time. In its early years, Hebron was primarily a farming town. After the Mayhew Turnpike was built in 1803, the town became more of a tourist attraction, with its summer lodges and winter skiing areas.
More than 11 percent of the Hebron area is made up of water. The town includes parts of Newfound Lake and Cockermouth River, and it lies within the Merrimack River watershed. The highest point in the area is located at Tenney Mountain, where elevation reaches 2,240 feet above sea level. Hebron’s main thoroughfare is New Hampshire Route 3A, and its town center is called Hebron Village.
The town of Hebron is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. It boasts a full-time police department, a volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency services. Top employers in the area include Freudenberg-NOK automotive seals and the Town of Hebron. Children in the area attend schools in the Newfound Area School District, which also serves students from the nearby towns of Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton and New Hampton.
For entertainment and recreation, Hebron residents can take advantage of the town’s municipal parks, fishing and hunting areas, boating marinas, snowmobile trails and local beaches. Hebron also has its own public library.