County of Cheshire New Hampshire


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Cheshire County is value and service driven.  Cheshire County will be known as an   innovative and progressive leader providing cost effective county services that are required by statute.  Others will benchmark against Cheshire County as an example of the best in local government as we partner to meet the unique or unmet needs of county residents.  The citizens and Board of Commissioners will be proud of the staff and have a firm belief in the reliability, truth and strength of the organization. 

Cheshire County, New Hampshire covers 23 towns and 729 square miles in the southwestern corner of the state. The Connecticut and Ashuelot (Ash-WHEEL-ot) rivers run through the county and the most hiked mountain in the world, Mt. Monadnock (3,165ft.) is found in Cheshire County.  The 2013 estimated population of Cheshire County is 76,610.  The County seat is Keene, NH.

Cheshire County government consists of two branches; a Legislative Branch, referred to as the county delegation, which is comprised of twenty-four Representatives elected for 2 year terms, and an Executive Branch consisting of three commissioners. Two of the commissioners are elected for 2 year terms and one is elected for a 4 year term on a rotating basis. The  Cheshire County commissioners appoint a full-time county administrator to oversee the daily operations of the county.

Maplewood Nursing Home

Employment Opportunities Maplewood Nursing Home

2017 - Reconstruction of Maplewood Project

April 14, 2017 - Managed Long Term Care Meeting - 12 Court Street, Keene, NH

Delegation Sub-Committee Proceedings
2015 & 2016

EGA Presentations - Parts 1, 2 & 3 - PDF's
PowerPoint's, Costs, and
Summary P&L's - All Scenario's


Cheshire County Delegation Announces:
County Conversations

Maplewood Nursing Home

v Sullivan - Sullivan Town Hall, 452 Centre St., Sullivan, NH - June 8th, 2016 - Video Link Here - 1:36:04

v Westmoreland - Westmorland School, 40 Glebe Rd. Westmoreland,  NH - June 15th, 2016 - Video Link Here -

v Winchester - Winchester Town Hall, 1 Richmond Road, Winchester NH - June 20th, 2016 - Video Link Here -

v Keene - County Hall Building, 12 Court St., Keene, NH - June 22nd, 2016 - Video Link Here -

v Jaffrey - Jaffrey Town Hall, 10 Goodnow St., Jaffrey, NH - June 27th, 2016 - Video Link Here
- 1:54:36


Maplewood Task Force Findings - 2014

The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
 Public Comment email

The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
Frequently Asked Questions

Old Cheshire County Court House (County Hall) Keene,

Old Courthouse Painting - Tim Campbell

RAFFLE - Tim Campbell Painting

Local artist, Tim Campbell's painting of the Old Cheshire County Court House is currently on display at Prime Roast and will move to Hannah Grimes Marketplace next Monday, November 20th.

The raffle drawing is December 11th at the County Delegation meeting that begins at 7:00pm in the Delegation Meeting Room at 12 Court Street.

 Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of the raffle!

Tickets are $20.00 each, and postcards are also available at $3.00 ea.

Raffle tickets are available at 12 Court Street from the County Finance Office,
or can be obtained from the County Commissioners, Register of Deeds, Maplewood Nursing Home, Prime Roast, Hannah Grimes, Cindy Stewart, or from County Administrator Chris Coates, Finance Director Sheryl Trombly, and Assistant County Administrator Rod Bouchard.

Drone Video of Old Courthouse Restoration Project
Friends of the Old Courthouse Gathering
October 27, 2017

2017 Budget Final


2016 Annual Report



2015 Annual County Report

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Monadnock Regional Council

for Community Transportation

2014 Cheshire County Annual Report - Posted 7/24/15
5.9 MB File


 County of Cheshire Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


National Weather Service Forecast for Keene, NH