Towns – Alton

Alton, New Hampshire 03809

Alton, NH Lodging, Real Estate, Travel & Visitor Information

Alton, NHLakes Region NH community Alton, New HampshireOriginally called New Durham Gore, the town was settled by a group from Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Roxbury had already been used, so the town was named for the Alton family. The town’s boundary envelopes the five-mile long Alton Bay, the southeastern point of Lake Winnipesaukee, and includes the southern side of Wolfeboro Harbor and all of the largest islands in the southeast end of the lake. Alton’s 19.3 square miles of inland water area is the largest of any town in New Hampshire.

Once a regular stop for steamboats, Alton is now a regular stop on the M/S Mount Washington cruise. In fact, Alton Bay is considered the birthplace of the Mount Washington Cruises, as the first side-wheeler was launched there in 1872.

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Incorporated: 1796
County: Bellknap
Alton, NH Population:
2010: 5,250

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 43.2715
Longitude: -71.1311

Alton, NH Local Information
Alton Police Dispatch: 911

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