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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,



2017 Budget Final


Silvio O. Conte Wildlife Refuge

The Silvio 0. Conte Wildlife Refuge includes the entire watershed of the Connecticut River from the Canadian Border to Long Island Sound. The refuge includes 1.9 million acres in New Hampshire and most of Cheshire County is within the refuge boundaries.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service approved their latest expansion plan for the Silvio Conte Wildlife Refuge. The federal plan focus area for the next 15-year expansion of the Silvio 0. Conte Wildlife Refuge includes the Ashuelot River Comprehensive Conservation Plan and the Sprague Brook Comprehensive Conservation Plan. However, USFWS at any time can acquire anywhere within the boundaries of the SCWR.

Most of Cheshire County is within the boundaries of the Silvio 0. Conte Wildlife Refuge and acquisitions will impact the town tax base, existing and future businesses and job opportunities within Cheshire County. 

Learn More:

Link to New Hampshire Silvio 0. Conte Wildlife Refuge comprehensive conservation plan: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_5/NWRS/North_Zone/Silvio_O_Conte_Complex/

Link to Silvio O. Conte Final CCP-EIS https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Silvio_O_Conte/what_we_do/finalccp.html

Link to Silvio O. Conte Frequently asked questions: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_5/NWRS/North_Zone/Silvio_O_Conte_Complex/





New Hampshire's  Right to Know Law's - 2016
March 21, 2016 Presentation
Participant Handout (PDF)
Presented by:
Matthew H. Upton, Esq.
Law Firm of Drummond Woodsum

Posted 3/29/16


2015 Annual County Report

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Monadnock Regional Council

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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