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Welcome to Gilford ...
The location of Gilford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Gilford, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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 lies 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 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 (which had 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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gilford was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Gilford on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Gilford.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Feb 2024