Orford is a town located in Western New Hampshire in the Dartmouth/Sunapee region of the state. It is situated in the Western portion of Grafton County and encompasses a total area of 48 square miles, 1.4 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Orford was home to 1,237 people.
Orford was first incorporated as a town in 1761 by Governor Benning Wentworth. At the time, it was simply known as “Number Seven,” as it was the seventh in a line of fort towns along the Connecticut River. Years later, its name was changed to Orford in honor of Robert Walpole, the Earl of Orford and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. By the late 1800s, Orford had become a successful milling town, boasting 10 saw mills, a tannery, a gristmill, two shoe factories and other industrial operations.
An extraordinary private refuge on 344+/- acres, Bullfinch Farm is a historic estate located on a dead-end road close to Dartmouth College. Encompassing both sides of the road with sweeping views of the CT River Valley, the property has 4 ponds, a la
Set on 3/4 of an acre in lovely Orford, NH, this affordable 2 bedroom, one bath home is sure to impress! The recently updated “eat-in” kitchen is adjacent to the generous family room. The two bedrooms are on the same floor and share a bath. An unfini
Location is always key and this very comfortable two bedroom Ranch is situated in the right spot! Just off Orford Main Street, Archertown Road offers a quiet setting that is only a minute to the post office or stores and is a paved road with not a lo
Located on the prestigious Orford Ridge, this 1700s Federal style home has been completely renovated while maintaining its classical historic exterior. Built by inventor Samuel Morey, this stunning antique home was the original property to be constru
Deeded Right of Way to Connecticut River across the road! Come build your NH forever home in beautiful Orford, with potential views across the river into VT. Sighted above Route 10 with a road-front treeline for privacy, the driveway has been roughed
For only the second time in over 70 years, one of the most iconic estates in Northern New England is coming on the market. The Hinckley House (1822) is one of the seven “Ridge Homes” gracing the center of the town of Orford, New Hampshire. The estat
Large Tract of Managed Forest perfect for the outdoor recreation in a remote area of New Hampshire. Old rock walls hide the history of the land that was once inhabited and worked to provide for the inhabitants. The land can provide for you now with h
A very comfortable Ranch home that has been well maintained and has had many recent updates. The home is move in ready and offers easy access and a great setting along Brackett Brook. There is a nice metal Quonset hut garage right next to the house a
Well built, colonial style home with Unique details that give it that New England feel. Hand split cedar shakes on the roof, tin ceiling and 250 year old wainscoting in the dining room has farmhouse appeal, durable polished concrete floor on main lev
24 +/- acres consisting of 3 lots for development, or for your own private home site to build or for the perfect writers retreat or getaway camp. Wild life is evident through out and valley views that never grow old. This property is situated high o
Rare Opportunity of over 2000' of secluded River Frontage on the Connecticut River! Over 8 +/- acres of sweeping fields stretched along side the Connecticut River has some of the most striking views across the Valley. The tranquility of the River's f
Just shy of fifteen acres (14.9), this beautiful meadowed parcel is located in the bucolic town of Orford, NH. which is directly on the Vermont and New Hampshire border. It is just minutes away from the Connecticut River and Lake Morey in Fairlee,
Less than 3 percent of Orford’s total area is made of water. The town is home to parts of the Connecticut River, Baker River, Pemigewassat River, Merrimack River, Jacob’s Brook, Upper Baker Pond and Lower Baker Pond. The town’s highest point lies at Mount Cube, where elevation reaches 2,909 feet above sea level, and it is served by New Hampshire Route 10, Interstate 91 and New Hampshire Route 25A.
Orford is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. The town boasts a full-time police department, a volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency medical services. Top employers in the area include Rivendell Interstate School and Paragon Construction. Children in the area attend Rivendall Interstate School District, which also serves the nearby towns of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Vershire, Vermont.
For recreation and entertainment, Orford residents can take advantage of the town’s municipal parks, youth sports leagues, campgrounds, fishing and hunting areas, boating marinas, snowmobile trails and local beaches and waterfront areas.