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Welcome to Alstead ...

Alstead is located in Cheshire County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alstead has a population of 1,938 people<2> (see below for details).

Alstead is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alstead lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alstead lies within the (603) area code.

The ZIP code for Alstead: 03602<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alstead had an population of 1,938 people (or a decrease of 0.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alstead had a population of 1,937 people. This makes Alstead the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Alstead represents 0.15% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,937 people, the population of Alstead has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,944 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alstead.

Adding Alstead to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alstead in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alstead was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alstead on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Alstead ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alstead.

  • Keene [Cheshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keene
    • Keene [Cheshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Alstead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,786 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keene<6>
  • Claremont [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont [Sullivan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Alstead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,932 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<6>
  • Springfield [Windsor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Windsor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alstead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,908 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Swanzey [Cheshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanzey
    • Swanzey [Cheshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Alstead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,220 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanzey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanzey<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newport [Sullivan County]
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      • Newport [Sullivan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Alstead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,358 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<6>
    • Charlestown [Sullivan County]
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      • Charlestown [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alstead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,021 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlestown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlestown<6>
    • Rockingham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockingham
      • Rockingham [Windham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Alstead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,981 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockingham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham
    • Walpole [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walpole
      • Walpole [Cheshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Alstead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walpole
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walpole<6>
    • Chesterfield [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Cheshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Alstead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<6>
    • Chester [Windsor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Windsor County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alstead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alstead. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alstead.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alstead. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alstead.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alstead. See our Newspapers Page for Alstead.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alstead ...

Looking for more information about Alstead? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alstead, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alstead.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Hampshire

About Cheshire County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alstead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cheshire County: www.co.cheshire.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Cheshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alstead.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alstead - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alstead). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alstead or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alstead) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alstead. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlsteadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alstead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1496, Longitude: -72.3616    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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