Introduction to Goffstown, New Hampshire

Goffstown, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 7 miles W of Manchester, New Hampshire and 53 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Goffstown History

Goffstown was originally founded as a township for soldiers who fought in the Narragansett War of 1675. Colonial governor Jonathan Belcher initially granted the town as Narragansett No. 4 in 1734. After being renamed twice, it was finally granted to new settlers in 1748 by Governor Benning Wentworth. It was named in honor of Colonel John Goffe.

Goffstown and nearby Attractions

  • Goffstown Historical Society Museum
  • Goffstown Plaza Shopping Center
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Millyard Museum
  • Clough State Park
  • White Mountain National Forest

Things To Do In Goffstown

The Goffstown Historical Society Museum provides insight into the town’s history. The Uncanoonuc Mountain provides great opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. The Whipple Free Library and the Weare Public Library are ideal destinations for book lovers.

Goffstown Transportation

Air transportation is available from Manchester Airport.

Goffstown Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at New Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Fitchburg State College.

Goffstown Almanac

County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes03045
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.01
Approximate Longitude-71.6

Goffstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Goffstown Public Libraries

Goffstown Public Library
Goffstown, New Hampshire
(603) 497-2102

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Goffstown Public Schools

Glen Lake School
251 Elm St.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-3550
Total Enrollment 164
Goffstown High School
27 Wallace Rd.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-4841
Total Enrollment 1116
Maple Avenue School
16 Maple Ave.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-3330
Total Enrollment 454
Mountain View Middle School
41 Lauren Ln.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-8288
Total Enrollment 877

Goffstown Private Schools

Educare Daycare & Learning Center
379 Goffstown Back Rd
ZIP: 3045
Total Enrollment 15
Learn As We Play Child Care Center
276 Goffstown Back Rd
ZIP: 3045
Total Enrollment 3
Montessori Children's Garden
36 N Mast St
ZIP: 3045
Total Enrollment 5
Villa Augustina School
208 S Mast St
ZIP: 3045
Total Enrollment 141
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