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Lancaster, New Hampshire

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The location of Lancaster

Welcome to Lancaster ...

Lancaster is located in Coos County and is the County Seat for Coos County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lancaster has a population of 3,259 people<2> (see below for details).

Lancaster is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 3,507 people (or 10.61% of the total population of Coos County). This makes Lancaster the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lancaster represents 0.27% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,507 people, the population of Lancaster increased 6.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,280 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 3,259 people. This is a decrease of 7.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.64% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Lancaster ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Lancaster and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Berlin   [Map]   10,225   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bethlehem   [Map]   2,547   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Littleton   [Map]   5,881   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Milan   [Map]   1,235   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northumberland   [Map]   2,133   N   5 miles [8 km]
Whitefield   [Map]   2,215   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Lancaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lancaster - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

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 Lancaster. 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 Lancaster. 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 Lancaster. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lancaster ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lancaster. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lancaster.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lancaster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 from Point A (ie- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lancaster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4889, Longitude: -71.5693     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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