Etna, New Hampshire
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Etna, New Hampshire
Etna Post Office
|Elevation||764 ft (233 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
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Etna, originally named "Mill Village", is a small unincorporated 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 General Store
The store, sometimes referred to by locals as simply the Etna General, is the main retail business located in the unincorporated area. Nearby one can often see a small blue-and-white yard sign that says "Welcome to Metropolitan Downtown Etna." The Etna Post Office was formerly located adjacent to the General Store, but it moved west across Mink Brook in the early 2000s. The store was planning a renovation in 2017, and is built on the site of the original Etna General Store which burned down in 1921.
- Wyatt Allen, Olympic gold medalist, rowing
- C. Everett Koop, 13th U.S. Surgeon General
- Robert W. McCollum (1925-2010), virologist; made important discoveries regarding polio and hepatitis
- Robert Morris, cryptographer and computer scientist
- Jodi Picoult (born 1966), author (My Sister's Keeper, The Pact, and Nineteen Minutes)
- Mary Roach, non-fiction author
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