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Town of New Castle
State: NH
County: Rockingham

WATER RESOURCES:

Piscataqua River Watershed

New Castle sits in the mouth of the Piscataqua River. The water here is a mix of fresh water from the river and salt water from the Gulf of Maine. Being a small island, New Castle has no significant freshwater resources. Several small ponds and marshes are scattered throughout the town. The land is densely developed with homes and businesses, including a large resort on Wentworth Road. The shoreline of New Castle includes numerous beaches and rock ledges, many of which have been fortified by seawalls.

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WATER & SEWER DISTRICTS
Water District: none
Other Towns: none
   
Sewer District: Septic
District Website: none
Receiving Waters: groundwater
# Accts Serv: N/A
Other Towns: none
   
WATERSHED(S):
 
KEY RESOURCE(S):
(Click the Title of the article to learn more.)
Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
Community Assistance Providers
A regional land trust serving 39 communities in southeastern New Hampshire

TOWN RESOURCES:
Website:www.newcastlenh.org/
www.nhes.state.nh.us/elmi/htmlprofiles/newcastle.html
Seal:town seal, click to enlarge
Population:1026 (U.S. Census Est. 2006)
Area:0.8 square miles
Zipcode:03854

DESCRIPTION:
New Castle is the smallest town in New Hampshire. It is unique in the state, being the only town made up entirely of islands, connected to the mainland by bridges. It is a scenic residential and recreational community at the mouth of the Piscatagua River.

HISTORY:

The largest of several islands at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, this town was originally known as Great Island. Chartered in 1679 as a parish of Portsmouth, it was incorporated in 1693.

 
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