Piermont is a town located in Western New Hampshire in the Dartmouth/Sunapee region of the state. It is situated in the Western part of Grafton County and encompasses a total area of 39.8 square miles, 1.3 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Piermont was home to 790 people.
The land that comprises Piermont was first incorporated in 1764 by Governor Benning Wentworth. Its name was gleaned from the Italian town of Piedmont, situated in the Alps. Settlement of the area began in 1768 and, at its first census in 1790, the town was home to 426 residents.
More than 3 percent of Piermont’s total area is made up of water. The town is home to Indian Pond Brook, Eastman Brook, Bean Brook, Lake Tarleton and several tributaries of the Connecticut River. Its highest point lies at Piermont Mountain, where elevation reaches 2,717 feet above sea level, and it is severed by New Hampshire Routes 10, 25 and 25C, as well as Interstate 91. The nearest airport to Piermont is Lebanon Municipal, which is located about 30 miles away.
Piermont is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. It boasts a full-time police department, a volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency medical services. Top employers in the area include Camp Walt Whitman, Camp Kingswood, Mazzilli & Son Inc., Woodsville Guaranty Bank, JEM Enterprises, Four Corners Gas Station, Piermont Plant Pantry and Piermont Village School.
Children in the area attend the Piermont Village School for grades kindergarten through eighth. For ninth through 12th grades, they attend schools in the Haverhill Cooperative School District, located in the nearby town of Haverhill. For recreation and entertainment, Piermont residents can take advantage of the town’s municipal parks, swimming facilities, youth organizations, sports leagues, fishing and hunting areas, boating marinas, snowmobile trails, bicycle trails and local beaches and waterfront areas.