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Welcome to Gilford ...

Gilford is located in Belknap County<1>.

The location of Gilford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gilford has a population of 7,247 people<3> (see below for details).

Gilford is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Gilford is within the (603) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gilford had an population of 7,247 people. This is an increase of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gilford had a population of 7,126 people (which is 11.86% of the total population of Belknap County). This makes Gilford the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Gilford represents 0.54% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,126 people, the population of Gilford increased 4.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,803 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gilford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Gilford - they are located in Maine, Michigan and Ontario.

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

Communities near Gilford ...

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

  • Franklin [Merrimack County]
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    • Franklin [Merrimack County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Gilford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Belmont [Belknap County]
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    • Belmont [Belknap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Gilford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,314 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<6>
  • Meredith [Belknap County]
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    • Meredith [Belknap County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Gilford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,476 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meredith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meredith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meredith<6>
  • Wolfeboro [Carroll County]
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    • Wolfeboro [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Gilford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,450 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfeboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolfeboro<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Loudon [Merrimack County]
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      • Loudon [Merrimack County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Gilford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudon<6>
    • Alton [Belknap County]
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      • Alton [Belknap County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Gilford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<6>
    • Northfield [Merrimack County]
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      • Northfield [Merrimack County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Gilford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfield<6>
    • Barnstead [Belknap County]
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      • Barnstead [Belknap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Gilford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,777 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnstead<6>
    • Ossipee [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossipee
      • Ossipee [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Gilford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossipee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossipee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ossipee<6>
    • Strafford [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strafford
      • Strafford [Strafford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Gilford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford<6>

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 Gilford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gilford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gilford. 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 Gilford.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gilford ...

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

Adding Gilford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gilford 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 Gilford was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gilford on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

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

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About Belknap County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Belknap County: www.belknapcounty.org/

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 Belknap, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gilford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gilford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Gilford) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5476, Longitude: -71.4067       In this case, the coordinates for Gilford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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