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Charlestown, New Hampshire

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The location of Charlestown

Welcome to Charlestown ...

Charlestown is located in Sullivan County.

The location of Charlestown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Charlestown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestowner<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Charlestown has a population of 5,004 people<3> (see below for details).

Charlestown is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Charlestown is within the boundaries of the (603) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Charlestown had a population of 5,114 people (or 11.69% of the total population of Sullivan County). This makes Charlestown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Charlestown represents 0.39% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,114 people, the population of Charlestown increased 7.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,749 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Charlestown had an population of 5,004 people. This is a decrease of 2.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.37% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Charlestown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Charlestown and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Claremont   [Map]   12,982   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Newport   [Map]   6,367   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sunapee   [Map]   3,450   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walpole   [Map]   4,003   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bellows Falls (VT)   [Map]   3,011   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chester (VT)   [Map]   3,023   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Charlestown.

Communities Also Named Charlestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Charlestown - they are located in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3) and Rhode Island.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charlestown.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charlestown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charlestown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charlestown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Charlestown:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charlestown ...

Looking for more information about Charlestown? 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 Charlestown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Charlestown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Hampshire

About Sullivan County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Charlestown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Charlestown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Charlestown.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charlestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Charlestown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charlestown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charlestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charlestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2387, Longitude: -72.4245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charlestown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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