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.

There will be a Delegation October 17th, at 7:00PM. 

The meeting will be held at 12 Court Street, second floor, in the Delegation Meeting Room.


Maplewood Nursing Home

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
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The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
Frequently Asked Questions


Old Cheshire County Court House (County Hall) Keene, NH


The Cheshire County Board of Commissioners present

Understanding the Equalization Process

 Tuesday October 11, 2016
At County Hall, 12 Court Street Keene, 2nd Floor - 6:30PM

Stephan Hamilton, Director of Department of Revenue Municipal and Property Division will provide an overview of the valuation process known as Equalization that is used in the State of NH for proportioning shared taxes, including the County Taxes, among the municipalities.

The County also plans to hold future presentations to include topics such as:

Financial Realities

Shared Services between the County, City & Town’s

Date to be determined - Invitations to follow



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

2016 Cheshire County Adopted Budget

Employment Opportunities Maplewood Nursing Home

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Monadnock Regional Council

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2014 Cheshire County Annual Report - Posted 7/24/15
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 County of Cheshire Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


National Weather Service Forecast for Keene, NH