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Welcome to Swanzey ...

Swanzey is located in Cheshire County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Swanzey has a population of 7,214 people<2> (see below for details).

Swanzey is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Swanzey is within the (603) area code.

The ZIP code for Swanzey: 03446<4>

Websites for Swanzey ...

Official Website: www.town.swanzey.nh.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Swanzey had an population of 7,214 people. This is a decrease of 0.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Swanzey had a population of 7,230 people (or 9.38% of the total population of Cheshire County). This makes Swanzey the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Swanzey represents 0.55% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,230 people, the population of Swanzey increased 6.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,800 people).

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

Communities near Swanzey ...

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

  • Athol [Worcester County]
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    • Athol [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Swanzey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
  • Brattleboro [Windham County]
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    • Brattleboro [Windham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Swanzey
    • 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
  • Winchendon [Worcester County]
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    • Winchendon [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Swanzey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,835 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchendon
  • Orange [Franklin County]
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    • Orange [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Swanzey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,581 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Peterborough [Hillsborough County]
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      • Peterborough [Hillsborough County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Swanzey
      • 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]
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      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Swanzey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rindge<7>
    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaffrey
      • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Swanzey
      • 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>
    • Winchester [Cheshire County]
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      • Winchester [Cheshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Swanzey
      • 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]
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      • Walpole [Cheshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Swanzey
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Swanzey
      • 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>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Swanzey. See our Newspapers Page for Swanzey.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swanzey ...

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

Adding Swanzey to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within New Hampshire

About Cheshire County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Swanzey: www.town.swanzey.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 Swanzey.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swanzey - 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 community (such as Swanzey). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Swanzey 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Swanzey) 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 Swanzey. 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 SwanzeyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swanzey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8743, Longitude: -72.2815    
<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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