Welcome to the website for the town of Benton, New Hampshire. We are located in the "North Country" in the White Mountains about 60 miles south of Canada.
Benton is a small rural village which is bisected by the White Mountain National Forest. We have myriads of hiking trails and ponds as well as some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the state. Benton’s Select Board meets at Town Hall, 221 Coventry Rd (Rte. 116), Benton, NH at 6:30 PM on the following schedule for the next few months: November 25th, December 9th & 23rd, 2019. Tax collector and town clerk office is open every Monday (excluding holidays) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Telephone: 603-787-6541 (Mondays from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm)
Nestled between Woodsville and North Haverhill our residents exemplify the Live Free or Die spirit; strong and fiercely independent but bound with a commitment to the community. Blustery winters, wet spring (we call it mud season here), pleasant summers and breathtakingly colorful autumn make Benton a quiet and special place.
Town Hall, 221 Coventry Rd, Benton, NH:
Select Board Meeting:
November 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Planning Board Meeting:
December 9, 2019 6:00 pm
Most of our residents live here year-round but there are also many seasonal residents who love the serenity and beauty of the White Mountains. If you plan to make a trip to the area in the Fall make sure to include Benton while enjoying the foliage. Don't be upset if someone calls you a leaf-peeper.
We look forward to seeing you,
Your Benton Select Board.