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Welcome to Keene ...

The city of Keene is located in Cheshire County<1> and is the County Seat for Cheshire County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Keene has a population of 22,648 people<2> (see below for details).

Keene was established in 1736.

The community of Keene is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Keene: (603)

The ZIP code for Keene: 03431<4>

Websites for Keene ...

Official Website: www.ci.keene.nh.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Keene had an population of 22,648 people. This is a decrease of 3.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Keene had a population of 23,409 people (or 30.36% of the total population of Cheshire County). This makes Keene the county's most populous community.

The population of Keene represents 1.78% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,409 people, the population of Keene increased 3.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,563 people).

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

Communities Also Named Keene ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Keene - they are located in California, Colorado (2), Florida (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Keene ...

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

  • Brattleboro [Windham County]
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    • Brattleboro [Windham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Keene
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brattleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brattleboro
  • Peterborough [Hillsborough County]
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    • Peterborough [Hillsborough County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Keene
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterborough have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterborough<7>
  • Rindge [Cheshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rindge
    • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Keene
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rindge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rindge<7>
  • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
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    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Keene
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,287 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaffrey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jaffrey<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winchester [Cheshire County]
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      • Winchester [Cheshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Keene
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<7>
    • Walpole [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walpole
      • Walpole [Cheshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Keene
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walpole
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walpole<7>
    • Hinsdale [Cheshire County]
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      • Hinsdale [Cheshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Keene
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinsdale<7>
    • Chesterfield [Cheshire County]
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      • Chesterfield [Cheshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Keene
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<7>
    • Bellows Falls [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellows Falls
      • Bellows Falls [Windham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Keene
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellows Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellows Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellows Falls<7>
    • Northfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfield
      • Northfield [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Keene
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Keene. Our list includes 41 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Keene.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Keene ...

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

Adding Keene to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cheshire County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Keene: www.ci.keene.nh.us/

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 Keene.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Keene - 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 city (such as Keene). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Keene 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Keene) 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 Keene. 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 KeeneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9337, Longitude: -72.2785    
<6>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.
<7>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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