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Wilmot is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,358 at the 2010 census. Wilmot is home to Winslow State Park and a small part of Gile State Forest. The town includes the villages of Wilmot, Wilmot Flat, and North Wilmot.HistoryIncorporated in 1807 from part of New London, the town took its name from Dr. James Wilmot, an English clergyman who had spoken out against England's treatment of the American colonies. Dr. Wilmot was rector at Barton-on-Heath in Warwickshire, England.GeographyWilmot is in northwestern Merrimack County, in the Dartmouth–Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.8sqmi, of which 29.5sqmi is land and 0.2sqmi, or 0.74%, is water. Wilmot is drained by the Blackwater River and Kimpton Brook.The village of Wilmot is near the center of the town and is along New Hampshire Route 4A. Wilmot Flat is a village in the southern part of the town, served by New Hampshire Route 11. North Wilmot is a rural community centered on the junction of North Wilmot Road and Hobbs Hill Road, north of White Pond.Mount Kearsarge, elevation 2931ft above sea level, on the southeastern border, is the highest point in town. Winslow State Park, at the northern foot of the mountain, provides access by two hiking trails to the summit. The state park and the Winslow Trail are named after Captain John Winslow, the commander of the USS Kearsarge, which in June 1864 sank the CSS Alabama in the English Channel in a famous Civil War sea battle.Wilmot is in New Hampshire (NH). Use our United States trip itinerary builder website to arrange the details of your trip to Wilmot and other destinations.
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