Welcome to Dunbarton, New Hampshire
Friday, May 1, 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday May 2, 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Transition Dunbarton and the Board of Selectmen.
The information gathered during the Community Profile will contribute
to the updating of the town Master Plan.
Please RSVP by Monday April 27th
to Ken Koerber - 774-4512
• Effective Community Leadership
• Informed Citizen Participation
• Sense of Community
• Recreation and Cultural Heritage
• Lifelong Education and Learning
• Growth and Development
• Community Services, Facilities, and Utilities
• Economic Vitality
• Fostering Healthy Families, Individuals & Youth
• Natural Resources & The Environment
Friday: Potluck dinner at 5:30 pm with a brief review of town history
by Bill Zeller, who grew up in Dunbarton. The balance of the evening
the UNH Cooperative Extension staff members will help us record our
vision for Dunbarton's future.
Saturday: Gather 8:45 am to discuss the ideas from Friday evening and set
achievable goals. A light lunch will be provided to give us the energy to complete
the process by 2:00 pm.
If you do not have the time to attend both sessions, consider coming to one of
them so we can include your thoughts in the Dunbarton Community Profile.
Please let us know by Monday, April 27th, if you will be attending so we can be
sure that we can accommodate all attendees. Pleas note whether you can
bring something for the potluck supper.
Dunbarton, New Hampshire, incorporated in 1765, is a small town situated in the south-central portion of the state. Dunbarton is part of Merrimack County. Dunbarton is rural, yet in close proximity to Concord, the capital, and Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire.
But where does the true center of New England lie? Surely in this age of MapQuest and Google Earth someone could come up with an accurate and impartial answer.
The Boston Globe reported on February 24, 2008, that Suchi Gopal, professor of Boston University Department of Geography and Environment, and Center for remote Sensing used the center of gravity, or "centroid" method of calculation to determine that the center of New England was in Dunbarton, NH.
"A mathematical calculation that uses a digital representation of the six New England states is the most accurate because it's based on a math algorithm that the computer uses to calculate the center based on the boundaries," Gopal said. Her calculation, she added, also took into account the irregular coastline of Maine and the islands off the coast of Massachusetts.
And the answer? A place located at 43.117199 degrees latitude and -71.593498 degrees longitude, only a few miles from the intersection of Interstates 93 and 89: Dunbarton, N.H.