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Cheshire County, New Hampshire (Map It) was created on March 19, 1771 as one of the five original counties identified for New Hampshire in 1769. The county was named after the English county of Cheshire.. Learn More About State of New Hampshire History
Cheshire County is bordered by Sullivan County (north), Hillsborough County (east), Worcester County, Massachusetts (southeast), Franklin County, Massachusetts (southwest), Windham County, Vermont (west).
Cheshire County Cities and Towns include Alstead, Marlborough, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester.
Cheshire County, New Hampshire Courthouse Records
Cheshire County, NH Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cheshire county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Cheshire County Clerk of Superior Court has Court Records from 1771
- Cheshire County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records from 1771
- Cheshire County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1771. The County Register of Deeds responsibilities include Recording documents pertaining to real estate transactions, Recording land surveys, Copying and certifying as to these recorded real estate documents, Serving as custodian for other miscellaneous legal records such as Power of Attorneys, tax liens from towns/cities, boundary line agreements, IRS notices, etc.
- Cheshire County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records) from 1771.
Cheshire County, New Hampshire Census Records
- Learn More: State of New Hampshire Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Cheshire County, New Hampshire Vital Records
- Learn More: State of New Hampshire Vital Records
- Birth, Marriage and Death Records: from 1640 to present
- Divorce Records: from 1808 to present
- Locations: New Hampshire Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Bureau of Vital Records, 71 South Fruit St, Concord, NH 03301; (800) 852-3345 Ext 4651, or in NH – (603) 271-4650
Cheshire County, New Hampshire Resources
- Alstead Historical Society
- Chesterfield Historical Society
- Dublin Historical Society
- Fitzwilliam Historical Society
- Friends of Pisgah, Inc.
- Gilsum Historical Society, PO Box 216, Gilsum , NH 03448-0216
- Hinsdale Historical Society
- Historic Harrisville, Inc.
- Historical Society of Cheshire County
- Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society
- Jaffrey Historical Society
- Marlborough Historical Society, PO Box 202, Marlborough , NH 03455-0202
- Nelson Town Archives, HCR 33, Box 660, Nelson , NH 03457-9703; Phone: 603-847-9945
- Park Hill Meeting House Society
- Richmond Historical Society, 171 Fitzwilliam Rd, Richmond , NH 03470-4304; Phone: 603-239-6486
- Rindge Historical Society
- Stoddard Historical Society
- Sullivan Public Library Archives
- Surry Historical Committee, 24 Village Rd, Surry , NH 03431-8314
- Swanzey Historical Museum
- Marlow Historical Society
- Troy Historical Society
- Walpole Historical Society
- Westmoreland Historical Society
- Winchester Historical Society
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