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Grafton County, New Hampshire

Grafton County New Hampshire
US county information
NameGrafton County
StateNew Hampshire
Largest cityLebanon
US Area
Total Area1750.21 sq mi (4533 km2)
Land Area1713.33 sq mi (4437.5 km2)
Water Area36.88 sq mi (95.5 km2)
Population89118 (2010)
Density20/km2 (51.8/sq mi)
Named forAugustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton
Time zoneEastern

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Grafton County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 89,118. Its county seat is North Haverhill, which is a village within the town of Haverhill. Until 1972, the county courthouse and other offices were located in downtown Woodsville, a larger village within the town of Haverhill. Grafton County is part of the Lebanon, NH - VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is the home of Dartmouth College and Plymouth State University. Progressive Farmer rated Grafton County fourth in its list of the "Best Places to Live in Rural America" in 2006 , citing low unemployment (despite slow economic growth), a favorable cost of living, and the presence of White Mountain National Forest, the state's only national forest.

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