About

Year Incorporated: 1768
County: Hillsborough
Population: 1,366 (2010 census)

Registered Voters:
995

Population Density:
57.8 persons per square mile of land area.
Land Area: 15,168 acres or 23.7 sq.mi.

Highest Point:
2198 ft. (subpeak near summit of Pack Monadnock)

Lowest Point:
800 ft. (SE corner of Township)
Lat: 42°48′ N
Long: 71°51′ W
Median Temps: Jan. 20.1°F – July 69°F

Annual Precipitation: 37.23″
Distance in Miles to:

Boston, MA  –>68

Concord, NH  –>49

Manchester, NH  –>34

Keene, NH  –>29

Nashua, NH  –>23

Fitchburg, MA  –>18

Milford, NH  –>12

Peterborough, NH  –>8

Temple Election Districts:
US Congress District 2:
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Rep. Anne Kuster

Executive Council District 5:
Councilor Debora Pignatelli

State Senate District 9:
Andy Sanborn

State Representative District 25:
Frank Coffey
Jim Parison

County Commissioner District 3:
Carol Holden

History & Origin:
Like Sharon, Temple was originally known as Peterborough Slip when first granted in 1750. Temple was incorporated in 1768 in honor of John Temple, lieutenant governor under John Wentworth. Temple was son-in-law to James Bowdoin, for whom Bowdoin College is named. Temple was home to the Temple Glass Works, founded in 1780. The short life of the business makes Temple glass rare and sought after today. The Temple Town Band is the oldest organized town band in the United States. It’s first recorded performance was in 1800 for George Washington.
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 747 residents in 1790