Center Harbor, NH

Lakes Region NH MapCenter Harbor, New Hampshire Real Estate Information

Center Harbor is located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake. Center Harbor was separated from the town of New Hampton in 1797 and became incorporated as a town. The town was a landing spot for lake steamers and stagecoaches heading to Squam Lake or north to the White Mountains.

Center Harbor abuts Moultonborough to the east and Meredith to the west.

For being the smallest town on Lake Winnipesaukee, Center Harbor boasts some notable summer visitors and natives. Center Harbor was the favorite summer retreat for poet John Greenleaf Whittier. It was also the home of Dudley Leavitt who started the Farmer's Almanac in 1797.

Center Harbor, New HampshireCurrent notables from Center Harbor are Brad Leighton, former NASCAR driver, and Olympic downhill skier Penny Pitou who started skiing in her backyard in the 1940s.

Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth is 15 miles away and Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia is 16 miles away.

Center Harbor accounts for 2% of the watershed percentage on Lake Winnipesaukee. The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed covers 381 square miles.

  • County: Belknap
  • Incorporated: 1797
  • Area: 13.4 sq. miles of land and 3.1 sq. miles of inland water area
  • Coordinates: 4342'29N 7127'49W
  • Altitude ASL: 553 ft.
  • Population (US Census 2005) 1,108 residents
  • Population density (2005) 83.1 people/sq. mile
  • Tax Rate (10/11) $10.95
  • Web site: http://www.centerharbornh.org/

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The Moulton House in 1910

The Moulton House in 1910