Welcome to the Town of Monroe

Grafton County, New Hampshire

History of Monroe

Monroe is a small town located on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire. Monroe was originally part of Lyman, Monroe separated and incorporated in 1854.  The Town was named Monroe after President James Monroe in 1860.  One of its most famous settlers was Peter Paddleford, who was the inventor of the wooden Paddleford Truss for covered bridges.   The trusses can still be seen in some of the covered bridges in the area.

Monroe is known for hydro-electric dams located within its boundaries with Comerford Dam and the McIndoe Falls Dam both residing mainly within the town.  These dams provide flood control, irrigation, and generation of electric power for transmission to various locations.

Today, the Town of Monroe covers a total area of 23.8 square miles.   It has a population of under 900 people (as of 2023)   Monroe is located between Littleton and Haverhill on Route 135, which runs nearly parallel to the Connecticut River.

Town of Monroe Public Notices

Town of Monroe Event Calendar

Town of Monroe Public Notices

Planning Board Public Hearing

Town of Monroe, New Hampshire
In accordance with RSA 676:4, The Monroe Planning Board will meet at the Monroe Town Office on July 02, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. for a Hearing on the following application:

Farm to Fire #2023-U3-L14
Located at Map U3 – Lot 14 Farm to Fire, Main Street

This application will be reviewed and may be brought forward for final approval at this or future Planning Board meetings.

Regular Planning Board meetings are held at 7:00p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.

To All Monroe Water Customers:

Due to continued increases in costs for repair and operation of the water system, the following price increases will go into effect as of July 1, 2024.

Water rate will increase from $6.33 per 1,000 gallons to $8.00 per 1,000 gallons. Also the meter rate will increase from $10 per quarter to $12 per quarter.

Overall, the average bill will increase between $10 and $12 per quarter.

Questions? Contact the Selectmen office. Thank you.

Water Service Survey

All Monroe Water Customers – Please be sure to complete and return the water service survey you receiving in your April billing. Any questions or if you need another copy, please contact Diane at the Town Office (603) 638-2644.

Read more of the history of Monroe on wikipedia

Demographic Information

2024 Monroe Water Dept. Consumer Confidence Report

2022 Annual Report