Welcome To Hinsdale

Located in the southwestern corner of the state, Hinsdale was chartered in 1753. It was named for Colonel Ebenezer Hinsdale. Col. Hinsdale served as chaplain at Fort Dummer, an important trading post on the Connecticut River, later enlisting as an officer in the army. Then, in 1742, he established Fort Hinsdale. Settlers came from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut to homestead. A number of farms grew up along the Connecticut River near the confluence of the Ashuelot River. The area had been a favorite of the Native Tribes that inhabited the region.


Welfare Office 

Update on the Hinsdale Welfare Office and the Hinsdale Food Pantry. Please be advised that the Hinsdale Welfare Office and the Food Pantry will NOT be open July 1, 2024 to July 4, 2024. The office will reopen on Monday July 8, 2024 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you have an emergency during this time please contact Kathryn Lynch, Town Administrator at 603-336-5710 ext. 11. Thank you! Please note that all Town Offices are closed July 4th and 5th.


Housing Needs Survey

As part of a $100 million InvestNH initiative, the Town of Hinsdale is participating in the Community Housing Navigator program. This program is intended to help New Hampshire communities understand and address their housing needs at a time when the state is experiencing record low-vacancy rates and an acute shortage of available and affordable housing. This is a community-driven process that starts with communication. Please take a moment to complete this Housing Needs Survey. The quality of this effort is largely determined by the level of participation from the community. Thank you for your time and interest!

Click this link to access the survey. Thank you!