The northern White Mountain town of Gorham, NH was first chartered in 1770. Gorham was originally part of Shelburne, NH. Gorham Village is a popular vacation and adventure destination. The town renamed Gorham at the suggestion of Sylvester Davis, a resident from Gorham, Maine, and a relative of the Gorham family who founded that town in 1764.
Gorham is on the northern edge of the popular White Mountain Region of New Hampshire. For decades tourism was and continues to be one of Gorham's largest industries. Gorham has over 600 motel rooms and many restaurants. Gorham municipal services include; police, fire, highway, ambulance, recreation and parks, and water and sewer departments.
There are countless attractions and outdoor recreation in the area, such as camping, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, rock climbing, snow shoeing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and hunting. Majestic Mount Washington can be seen throughout the region.