Milton is a town located in Eastern New Hampshire in the Lakes region of the state. It is situated in the Western part of Strafford Count and encompasses a total area of 34.3 square miles, only 1.2 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Milton was home to 4,598 people.
Milton was originally a part of Rochester and was referred to as the Northwest Parish, Milton Mills and Three Ponds. It was first settled in 1760 and was separated and incorporated as its own town in 1802. The name Milton is thought to have come from the term “mill town.” Over the years, Milton has been home to a number of notable people, including Poet Laureate Louise Bogan and U.S. Congressman Alonzo Nute.
More than 3 percent of Milton’s total area is made up of water. Its highest point is located at Teneriffe Mountain, where elevation reaches 1,090 feet above sea level. The town includes the Salmon Falls River, the village of Milton Mills and notable sites like the Mi-Te-Jo Campground, the Milton Historical Society Museum and the New Hampshire Farm Museum.
The town of Milton is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. It boasts a full-time police department, a municipal fire department and municipal emergency medical services. Top employers in the area include Index Packaging, Milton School District, Ray’s Marina, Iron Mountain and Seacoast Boatbuilders. Children in the area attend schools in the Milton & Wakefield School District.
For recreation and entertainment, residents can take advantage of the town?s municipal parks, youth organizations and sports leagues, campgrounds, fishing and hunting areas, boating marinas, snowmobile trails, cross country skiing and various local beaches. The town also boasts its own parks and recreation department, which hosts day camps, community wide events and other type of programming.