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Salisbury is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 1,382 at the 2010 census.HistoryWhile still part of Massachusetts, the town was granted as Baker's Town after Captain Thomas Baker in 1736. After the border between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed, the town was on the New Hampshire side of the border. It was re-granted by the Masonian proprietors in 1749 with the name Stevenstown, and settled as early as 1750. Additionally known as Gerrishtown and New Salisbury, the name Salisbury was taken when the town incorporated in 1768.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.2sqmi, of which 40.0sqmi is land and 0.3sqmi is water, comprising 0.65% of the town. The highest point in Salisbury is along its western boundary, where the eastern slopes of Mount Kearsarge climb to 1910ft above sea level.The Blackwater River, part of the Merrimack River watershed, runs through Salisbury. A popular fishing and recreation spot is The Bay, a natural lake-like section of the river.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,137 people, 435 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density was 28.5 people per square mile (11.0/km²). There were 514 housing units at an average density of 12.9 per square mile (5.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.80% White, 0.70% African American, 0.26% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.Plan how to spend your time in Salisbury and other destinations in United States using our United States travel route planner.
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