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Freedom, NH

Freedom, with its eastern boundary running along the Maine border and abutting Ossipee Lake. Freedom is a little town surrounding a small village well off the beaten path. Its name reflects its history: in 1831, the village of North Effingham voted to secede from Effingham, and in 1832, the new town celebrated its independence by changing its name to Freedom.

Sample the town’s history by visiting the historical society that maintains a charming museum, or by driving the back roads with its many historic houses. Each year near Christmas, a group in town hosts a historic house tour, where private individuals will open their beautifully decorated houses to visitors. Residents in town also have a “Ring in the Holidays” craft fair that is held at various locations throughout town.

Residents of present-day and from the past travel back to town every year for Freedom Old Home Week that takes place in August. The event was created to encourage people to come back to their roots to enjoy many different social events through the week.

New to town in the past few years is the town’s forest, Trout Pond Town Forest. This 2,600-acre parcel, located north of Ossipee Lake Road, was purchased with public and private donations to save it from development. With the pond located at its heart, it is an ideal place to enjoy such low-impact activities such as hiking, biking, and bird-watching in the spring and summer, and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

In its continuing efforts to protect open space and to maintain responsible growth, the town’s planning board has updated the master plan and has made recycling mandatory for anyone using the town’s transfer station.

In the summer, the population of Freedom more than doubles when children from all over the country settle into the numerous summer camps located on the shores of Ossipee Lake for a summer filled with hiking, boating and swimming.

For complete schedule, visit www.freedomoldhomeweek.com.

Town of Freedom
Board of Selectmen
33 Old Portland Road, PO Box 227
Freedom, NH 03836

2 0 0 9 TAX R AT E : $ 1 0 . 5 0

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Police Department ....................... 539-8268
Fire Department ...........................539-4261
Town Clerk ....................................539-8269
Tax Collector ................................ 539-5572
Selectmen ......................................539-6323
Transfer Station ............................539-5364
Freedom Elementary School .........539-2077
Kennett Middle School ................447-6364
Kennett High School ...................356-4343
Library ...........................................539-5176
Zoning Officer ..............................539-6323
Building Inspector ........................539-6323
Website ............... freedomoldhomeweek.com












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