Nelson, New Hampshire

Vital Information
Zipcode: 03457
County: Cheshire
Population: 731
Area: 21.9 square miles
Town Hall: Old Brick Schoolhouse, 7 Nelson Common Road, Nelson 03457. Selectmenís office, 847-0047, open Tues., 9 a.m.-noon, Tues. 4-7 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-noon. Selectmen meet Wednesdays, alternating at 2 and 7 p.m.
Tax Rate: $19.88; ratio of assessment, 96.6 percent
Registered Voters: 547
Fire Department: Acting Fire Chief, Winston O. French, 911
Police Department: Chief, Richard C. Pratt Jr.; 911, nonemergency, 355-2000
Town Clerk: Julia Lennon; 847-9043, open Tues. 9 a.m.-noon, Tues. 4-7 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-noon
Administrative Assistant: Edith Drinkwater
Tax Collector: Julia Lennon; 847-9043, open Tues. 9 a.m.-noon, Tues. 4-7 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-noon
Planning Board: Eric Sandberg, Michael Ledoux, Donna Kidd, David Bower, Dennis Dellagreca
Zoning Board of Adjustment: Jason Walter, John Cucchi, Bob Lenox
Moderator: Richard P. Church Jr.
Road Agent: Michael Tarr
Public Schools: Nelson School (K-6), Keene Middle (7-8), Keene High (9-12)
Board of Education: Kelly M. French, Jessica Walker, Margaret Schillemat, Sara Marean
State Representatives: Daniel A. Eaton, D-Stoddard
State Senator: Molly Kelly, D-Keene
Selectmen: Maury Collins, David Upton, Susan Hansel
Library: Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, town center, 847-3214, Mon. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 3-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Churches: Nelson Congregational, Chapel by the Lake (Munsonville United Methodist Church)
Major Businesses: Tuckerís Metal Fabrication and Welding, Center for Chamber Music at Apple Hill
Points of Interest: Village center, Granite Lake, Nubanusit Lake, Silver Lake, Old Colonial Church, War Memorial, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, which has stained-glass windows by Margaret Redmond. Nelson is also home to one of the longest-running weekly contra dances, held each week for at least the past 200 years.