Welcome to Dunbarton, New Hampshire
The Boston Globe reported on February 24, 2008, that Suchi Gopal, professor of Boston University Department of Geography and Environment, and Center for remote Sensing used the center of gravity, or "centroid" method of calculation to determine that the center of New England was in Dunbarton, NH.
"A mathematical calculation that uses a digital representation of the six New England states is the most accurate because it's based on a math algorithm that the computer uses to calculate the center based on the boundaries," Gopal said. Her calculation, she added, also took into account the irregular coastline of Maine and the islands off the coast of Massachusetts.
And the answer? A place located at 43.117199 degrees latitude and -71.593498 degrees longitude, only a few miles from the intersection of Interstates 93 and 89: Dunbarton, N.H.
Online services now available! With e-Reg, you can renew your vehicle registraiton online, get the cost to renew a registration, or get the estimated cost to register a newly-purchased vehicle. With the dog licensing feature, you can renew your pet's license online and have the ability to verify that the rabies information on file is up to date. With the vital records feature, you can request copies of documents such as birth certificates online.
Dunbarton Town Clerk
*Regardless of whether or not you choose to provide an email address, vehicle renewal notices will continue to be sent via snail mail until further notice. Pet license notices will not be sent via snail mail.