Colonel Stoddard was appointed to survey southwestern New Hampshire by the colonial government, receiving several land grants for the service. One of his surveying assistants was Benjamin Pierce, father of U.S. President Franklin Pierce.
The first census taken in Stoddard, in 1790, reported 701 residents. Between 1840 and 1873, Stoddard was a center of glass manufacturing, home to four glass factories whose products are prized by collectors today.
The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway passes through the western side of the town (near Center Pond) and continues onward toward the highest point in Stoddard, the summit of Pitcher Mountain (at above sea level).
There were 400 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,639, and the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $31,343 versus $25,227 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,617. About 5.3% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.
Stoddard murder trial goes to jury ; Defense says mentally ill 19-year-old believed he acted; in self- defense when he stabbed his father to death
May 31, 2002; A jury of 12 women will resume deliberations today in the case of a Coeur d'Alene man accused of stabbing his father to death....
Stoddard-Dayton auto has historic link to Indianapolis Motor Speedway ; The locally built car won the first race run at the venue, served as pace car for first Indy 500.
May 29, 2011; In its 10-year history, the Stoddard-Dayton automobile -- known for its performance, innovation and dependability --...
Charles Stoddard dies; he played key role in Reserve Mining case; A controversial 1968 Interior Department study he headed said taconite tailings were polluting Lake Superior.(NEWS)
Dec 30, 1997; Charles Hatch Stoddard was a besieged man 29 years ago. As a top regional official of the U.S. Interior Department,...