Grantham, NH is located 15 minutes from Sunapee and New London, 25 minutes from Dartmouth, less than 2 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from New York City.
We are ideally situated in central New Hampshire where we enjoy Nature and are still but a stone’s throw from such desirable destinations as:
New London and Lake Sunapee (15 minutes); Dartmouth (25 minutes); Concord, NH (40 minutes); and Boston or Montreal (less than two hours by bus or car).
Facts about Grantham:
- Established in 1761.
- Named for Thomas Robinson, first Baron Grantham, who, as a respected diplomat in Europe, actively supported American independence.
- He was one of Great Britain's first postmaster-generals.
- In 1780, the western portion of Grantham and the eastern portion of Plainfield were made into the parish of Meriden, the region’s name today.
- The town was incorporated as New Grantham in 1788, and incorporated as Grantham in 1818.
- Grew from 333 residents in 1790 to 2,966 in 2011
- 110 persons per square mile of land area. [Grantham contains 27.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.]