Town Info at a Glance

Date of IncorporationDecember 13, 1776 (first Town incorporated in the name of Pres. George Washington)
Total Land AreaApproximately 50 square miles
Elevation above mean sea level

Town Center- 1532 feet (highest Town Center in the State)

Maximum- 2496 feet (Lovell Mountain)

Number registered voters, 2016 (11/29/16) checklist912 (Und-380, Rep-300, Dem-129)
Population, 2015 Office of State Planning Estimate1150+/- (183rd of NH cities & towns- 2014 ranking)
Area Code603
Zip Code03280
District Court5th Circuit- District Division- Newport
Family Court5th Circuit- Family Division- Newport
Superior CourtSullivan County Superior
US Senators

Jeanne Shaheen

520 Hart Senate Building

Washington, DC  20510

(202) 224-2841 Fax: 542-6582


Maggie Hassan

144 Russell Senate Building

Washington, DC  20510

(202) 224-3324 Fax 622-0422

US Representative

Cong. Dist. NH 02

Ann McLane Kuster

18 North Main Street, Fourth Floor

Concord, NH 03301

State Senator

District 8

Ruth Ward

State House, Room 105-A

Concord, NH  03301


State Representatives

District 07

Judy Aron (R) 843-5908
District 11

Steven Smith (R) 271-3661

PO Box 624                 

Charlestown, NH  03603-0624

Executive Councilor

District 2

Andru Volinsky 271-3632

PO Box 193 

Concord, NH 03302


Law Enforcement

Chief Ryan Murdough, Washington Police

Office 495-3294 Dispatch 495-3233

5 Halfmoon Pond Rd, Washington 03280 


Lieutenant Joseph DiRusso NHSP Troop C 358-3333

15 Ash Brook Ct, Keene, 03431


Sheriff John Simonds Sullivan County Sheriff 863-4200

PO Box 27, 14 Main St, Newport, 03773

Total Town Valuation2017 - $241,278,020 (net valuation on which the tax rate for municipal, county and local education tax rate is computed)
Tax Rate - 2018

$19.53 (down from 2017)

Town - $6.64

Local Education/School - $8.12

State Education - $1.97

County  - $2.80

Total - $19.53

County and County SeatSullivan, Newport

K-5 Washington Elementary6-8 Hillsboro/Deering Middle9-12 Hillsboro/Deering HighSAU 34

Area Colleges: Colby-Sawyer (New London), New England College (Henniker), Dartmouth College (Hanover)

HospitalsCheshire (Keene), ConcordDartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon), New LondonMonadnock (Peterborough), Valley Regional (Claremont)
ChurchesCongregational (Town Common), Baptist (E. Washington), Seventh-day Adventist- Mother Church- King St. (not open in winter), Temple Meyer-David (Claremont)

Amtrak - Claremont & Bellow Falls, VT. 

Airports - ManchesterLebanonBostonWindsor Locks CT

Bus - Concord, Keene, New London, White River Junction VT.

CommunicationsGranite State Communications (Hillsboro), No cable service