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Welcome to Peterborough ...

Peterborough is located in Hillsborough County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Peterborough has a population of 6,728 people<3> (see below for details).

Peterborough is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Peterborough: (603)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Peterborough had an population of 6,728 people. This is an increase of 7.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Peterborough had a population of 6,284 people. This makes Peterborough the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Peterborough represents 0.48% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,284 people, the population of Peterborough increased 6.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,883 people).

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

Communities Also Named Peterborough ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Peterborough - it's located in Ontario.

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

Communities near Peterborough ...

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

  • Keene [Cheshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keene
    • Keene [Cheshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Peterborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keene<6>
  • Milford [Hillsborough County]
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    • Milford [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Peterborough
    • 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>
  • Amherst [Hillsborough County]
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    • Amherst [Hillsborough County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Peterborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,418 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<6>
  • Winchendon [Worcester County]
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    • Winchendon [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Peterborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,835 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchendon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Townsend [Middlesex County]
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      • Townsend [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Peterborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
    • Weare [Hillsborough County]
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      • Weare [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Peterborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weare<6>
    • Swanzey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanzey
      • Swanzey [Cheshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Peterborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanzey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanzey<6>
    • Ashburnham [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashburnham
      • Ashburnham [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Peterborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashburnham
    • Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rindge
      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Peterborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rindge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rindge<6>
    • Hillsboro [Hillsborough County]
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      • Hillsboro [Hillsborough County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Peterborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,019 people
      • Hillsboro has also been known as:
      • Hillsborough
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<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 Peterborough. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Peterborough.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peterborough. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Peterborough.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peterborough ...

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

Adding Peterborough to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Peterborough on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for New Hampshire (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hillsborough County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcountynh.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 Hillsborough, 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 Peterborough.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peterborough - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peterborough) 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 Peterborough. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PeterboroughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peterborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8706, Longitude: -71.9517       In this case, the coordinates for Peterborough 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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