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Etna, New Hampshire
Etna Post Office
Etna Post Office
Etna, New Hampshire is located in New Hampshire
Etna, New Hampshire
Etna, New Hampshire
Location in New Hampshire
Etna, New Hampshire is located in the United States
Etna, New Hampshire
Etna, New Hampshire
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Town Hanover
764 ft (233 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 603
GNIS feature ID 866813

Etna, originally named "Mill Village", is a small community within the town of Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. It is located in southwestern Grafton County, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Hanover's downtown and 2.5 mi (4.0 km) south of the village of Hanover Center, on Mink Brook. Etna has a separate ZIP code 03750 from the rest of Hanover, as well as its own fire station, general store, ball field, playground, church, and library with adjacent conserved land and bird sanctuary. The population within Etna's ZIP Code area was 870 at the 2010 census.

Commerce revolves around the Etna General Store and the Etna Post Office. The Appalachian Trail passes a mile or so north of the village before it turns northeast to cross Moose Mountain on its way to Lyme. Etna can be accessed from NH Rt. 120 via Greensboro Road or Great Hollow Road (Etna Road, north of the Lebanon exit (number 18) from Interstate 89), or from Hanover via Trescott Road (E. Wheelock Street).

Etna was the site of the 2001 murders of Dartmouth College professors Half and Susanne Zantop, dubbed the Dartmouth Murders.

Notable people

  • Wyatt Allen (b. 1979) Olympic gold medalist, rowing
  • Barbara Bedford (b. 1972), Olympic gold medalist, swimming
  • John G. Kemeny (1926–1992), mathematician and computer scientist, president of Dartmouth College
  • C. Everett Koop (1916–2013), 13th U.S. Surgeon General
  • Robert W. McCollum (1925–2010), virologist; made important discoveries regarding polio and hepatitis
  • Robert Morris (1932–2011), cryptographer, computer scientist
  • Jodi Picoult (b. 1966), author (My Sister's Keeper, The Pact, and Nineteen Minutes)
  • Mary Roach (b. 1959), non-fiction author
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