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Welcome to Jaffrey ...

Jaffrey is located in Cheshire County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jaffrey has a population of 5,267 people<3> (see below for details).

Jaffrey is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Jaffrey is located in the (603) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jaffrey had an population of 5,267 people. This is a decrease of 3.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jaffrey had a population of 5,457 people (or 7.08% of the total population of Cheshire County). This makes Jaffrey the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Jaffrey represents 0.41% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,457 people, the population of Jaffrey has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,476 people).

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

Communities near Jaffrey ...

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

  • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Jaffrey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
  • Keene [Cheshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keene
    • Keene [Cheshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Jaffrey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keene<6>
  • Gardner [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardner
    • Gardner [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Jaffrey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
  • Milford [Hillsborough County]
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    • Milford [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Jaffrey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,515 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Athol [Worcester County]
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      • Athol [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Jaffrey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
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    • Winchendon [Worcester County]
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      • Winchendon [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Jaffrey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,835 people
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    • Townsend [Middlesex County]
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      • Townsend [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Jaffrey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
    • Templeton [Worcester County]
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      • Templeton [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Jaffrey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Templeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Templeton
    • Westminster [Worcester County]
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      • Westminster [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Jaffrey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,091 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Swanzey [Cheshire County]
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      • Swanzey [Cheshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Jaffrey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanzey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanzey<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 Jaffrey. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jaffrey.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jaffrey. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jaffrey.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jaffrey ...

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

Adding Jaffrey to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jaffrey. 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>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 Jaffrey.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jaffrey - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jaffrey) 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 Jaffrey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JaffreyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jaffrey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8140, Longitude: -72.0231       In this case, the coordinates for Jaffrey 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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