Langdon is a town located in Western New Hampshire in the Dartmouth/Sunapee region of the state. It is situated in the Southwestern part of Sullivan County and encompasses a total area of 16.3 square miles, .1 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Langdon was home to 688 people.
The land that comprises Langdon was first settled in 1773 by Seth Walker. In 1787, the area was officially incorporated as a town and named Langdon, after eight-term New Hampshire Governor John Langdon. Now, Langdon boasts several villages, including the Cold River District and Condon Corner, and is home to the Prentiss Bridge, which spans Great Brook. Prentiss Bridge is known for being the shortest covered bridge in the state, measuring only 34 feet in length.
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Less than 1 percent of Langdon’s total area is made up of water. The town boasts parts of the Cold River, and it lies within the Connecticut River watershed. Its highest point is at Holden Hill, where elevation reaches 1,348 feet above sea level. Langdon is served by New Hampshire Routes 12A, 123 and 123A, as well as Interstate 91. The closest airport is Lebanon Municipal, located just 38 miles away.
Langdon is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. The town boasts a part-time police department, a volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency medical services. Top employers in the area include Noise Reduction Products, Woodell & Daughters, Connecticut River Bank, Fall Mountain Timber Sizing, Hubbard Farms Inc., C&L Petroleum, Great Brook Forest Products, Landry Oil and AEBI New England.
Children in the area attend schools in the Fall Mountain Regional School District, which also serves the nearby towns of Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown and Walpole. For recreation, Langdon residents can enjoy the town?s youth organizations, fishing and hunting areas, snowmobile trails and cross country skiing opportunities. The town is also in close proximity to the Mount Ascutney and Okeno ski areas.