Canterbury NH | Lifestyle Profile

Canterbury, NH Town Profile & Lifestyle Comparison

Canterbury, located in Merrimack County, was first granted in 1727. It was named for William Wake, the archbishop of Canterbury. Villages in Canterbury include Canterbury Station, Shaker Village, and Canterbury Center. This residential town has miles of frontage along the Merrimack River, providing many recreational activities for all 4 seasons.

Land Area: 43.6 sq. mi.

Inland Water Area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Schools: Canterbury Elementary School

Town Office: 783-9955

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Public Library: 9 Center Road

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Rec. Facilities: Golf courses, Shaker Village, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Hunting, and Fishing.