I thought it would be fun to spend a few days looking at our town and you can tell me about your town.
It was named after Colonel John Goffe in 1761. Before that the community had other names: Narragansett No. 4(1734), Shovestown, and Piscataquog Village before it became Goffstown. The entire town is 37.5 square miles large! Not very big at all.
According to Wikipedia, Goffstown (that little yellow square) is located in the eastern part of Hillsborough County, directly to the west of Manchester, the state's largest city. Concord, the state capital, lies 16 miles (26 km) to the north. The town center is on the Piscataquog River near the western boundary of the town, around the intersection of New Hampshire Routes 13 and 114. The village of Grasmere is located in the eastern part of town, and the neighborhood of Pinardville is located in the southeast corner of the town, essentially forming a continuous development with the adjoining city of Manchester. Like I say it’s the upper right hand corner of the USA.
We have 1 kindergarten, two first through fourth grade elementary schools, 1 Middle School that serves Goffstown students in fifth through eighth grade and it also serves 2 smaller nearby towns for grades seven and eight. 1 High School for not only Goffstown but the same 2 small towns as well. There is also 1 Catholic independent school that serves pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Yes, we have a police department and a fire department and even streets lights, but more on them some other day.