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Melvin Village, New Hampshire
Melvin Village in 1908
Melvin Village in 1908
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Carroll
Town Tuftonboro
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
520 ft (160 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 241
 • Density 271/sq mi (104.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
03850
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-46980
GNIS feature ID 0868377

Melvin Village is a census-designated place within the town of Tuftonboro in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Its population at the 2010 census was 241.

The village is a summer vacation spot on Melvin Bay of Lake Winnipesaukee. Running through the village is N.H. Route 109. Melvin Village lies to the east of the town of Moultonborough and to the west of Center Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro.

The small center of the village, where the Melvin River enters Lake Winnipesaukee, is little changed over the last century. Most of the buildings remain and there are few new ones. The most significant change is that there is virtually no commercial activity. As recently as 1950 there were two general stores and two gas stations, all of which are now gone. The village was a stop in William Least Heat-Moon's book, Blue Highways.

It has a marina and there are also compounds of cottages and lakeside homes. Merrymount Landing is the only remaining mail-boat stop in the northeast corner of the lake.

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