Wakefield Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Wakefield, NH
Wakefield is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States.
The town includes the villages of Wakefield Corner (the original town center), East Wakefield, North Wakefield, Sanbornville, Union, Woodman and Province Lake. Wakefield Corner, popular with tourists, is a picturesque hilltop village of antique buildings.
Initially a native settlement, Wakefield was attacked by John Lovewell during Father Rale's War. Settled later by colonists from Dover and Somerswort, the town was granted in 1749 by John Mason. It was called East Town before being incorporated as Wakefield in 1774 by Governor John Wentworth.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 44.7 square miles, of which 39.5 square miles is land and 5.3 square miles is water, comprising 11.72% of the town. Wakefield is drained by the Pine and Branch rivers. Province Lake is in the northeast corner of the town, Pine River Pond, Belleau Lake, Stump Pond (Balch Pond) and Sandy Pond in the center, and Lovell Lake, Union Meadows, Lake Ivanhoe, Great East Lake and Horn Pond in the south. Four of these lakes, Province, Balch, Great East, and Horn Pond span the Maine border. The highest point in Wakefield is the summit of Long Mountain, at 1,110 feet above sea level, along the town's western border.
As of the 2010 census, there were 5,078 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 1,685 households, and 1,213 families residing in the town. The population density was 108.1 people per square mile. There were 3,331 housing units at an average density of 84.7 per square mile.
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