About Swanzey

The Town of Swanzey is the second largest community in Cheshire County, located in the southwest corner of New Hampshire close to both Massachusetts and Vermont. It was first granted in 1733 as Lower Ashuelot and then incorporated in 1753. The 2017 population estimate for Swanzey is 7,144, which ranks 45th out of New Hampshire’s communities. The Town is governed by a three member Board of Selectmen with an official ballot (SB 2) form of government and a total annual municipal budget of approximately $6 million. Swanzey is the largest community in the Monadnock Regional School District and is home to Monadnock Regional High School, Mt. Caesar Elementary School, and Cutler Elementary School.

Swanzey has a total land area of 45 square miles of land area and is made up of five distinct villages: Swanzey Center, North Swanzey, East Swanzey, West Swanzey, and Westport. Scattered throughout the beautiful countryside of Swanzey are four historic covered bridges. Routes 10, 12 and 32 dissect the Town, with tens of thousands of vehicles traveling on these routes on a daily basis. Portions of the community are on municipal sewer and water from the North Swanzey Water Fire Precinct.

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