New Hampshire County Histories

New Hampshire is in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north.

Flag of New HampshireIt became the first post-colonial sovereign nation in the Americas when it broke off from Great Britain in January 1776, and was one of the original thirteen states that founded the United States of America six months later. In June 1788, it became the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, bringing that document into effect. New Hampshire was the first U.S. state to have its own state constitution.

New Hampshire has 10 counties, five of which were created in 1769 when New Hampshire was still an English colony. The last counties were created in 1840. The majority were named for prominent British or American people or geographic locations and features. Only one county’s name originates in a Native American language; Coos County is named for a Native American word meaning crooked and refers to a bend in the Connecticut River. The counties tend to be smaller in land area towards the more heavily populated southern end of the state and larger in the less populous north.

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New Hampshire Titles in New England States Part 1

  1. HAZLETT, CHARLES,  HISTORY OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, RICHMOND-ARNOLD, 1915
  2. HURD, HAMILTON D., EDITOR,  HISTORY OF CHESHIRE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, NEW HAMPSHIRE. (2 VOLS.), J.W. LEWIS, 1886
  3. BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW. . . : CONTAINING LIFE SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS OF CHESHIRE AND HILLSBORO COUNTIES, NEW HAMPSHIRE, BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW PUB. CO., 1897
  4. HISTORY OF ROCKINGHAM AND STRAFFORD COUNTIES, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF MANY OF ITS PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN, J. LEWIS & CO., 1882
  5. HISTORY OF MERRIMAC & BELKNAP COUNTIES, 1885
  6. HISTORY OF CARROLL COUNTY, 1889
  7. CHILD, H., EDITOR,  GAZETTEER OF GRAFTON COUNTY (1709-1886), 1886
  8. HISTORY OF COOS COUNTY, 1888

New Hampshire Titles in New England States Part 2

  1. SIMON G. GRIFFIN, A HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF KEENE, SENTINEL PRINTING CO., 1904
  2. SAMUEL T. WORCESTER, BI-CENTENNIAL OF OLD DUNSTABLE, E.H. SPALDING, 1878
  3. LYMAN CLARK, CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF ANDOVER CENTER, C.C MORSE & SON, 1901
  4. GRANT POWERS, HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, AND PROGRESS OF EVENTS ON THE COOS COUNTRY AND VICINITY: PRINCIPALLY INCLUDED BETWEEN THE YEARS 1754 AND 1785, H. MERRILL, 1880
  5. JEREMIAH P. JEWETT, HISTORY OF BARNSTEAD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENTS IN 1727 TO 1872, MARDEN & ROWELL PRINTERS, 1872
  6. EDWARD E. PARKER, HISTORY OF BROOKLINE, FORMERLY RABY, HILLSBORO COUNTY, PUBLISHED BY THE TOWN, 1914
  7. HENRY H. SAUNDERSON, HISTORY OF CHARLESTOWN, THE CLAREMONT MANUFACTURING CO., 1876
  8. GEORGIA DREW MERRILL, HISTORY OF COOS COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, W.A. FERGUSSON & CO., 1888
  9. WILLIAM W. HAYWARD, HISTORY OF HANCOCK, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VOX POPULI PRESS, 1889
  10. D. HAMILTON HURD, HISTORY OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY., J.W. LEWIS & CO., 1885
  11. JOHN SCALES, HISTORY OF STRAFFORD COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, RICHMOND-ARNOLD PUB. CO., 1914
  12. EDWARD E. PARKER, HISTORY OF THE CITY OF NASHUA, TELEGRAPH PUBLISHING CO., 1897
  13. JOHN R. EASTMAN, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER, RUMFORD PRINTING CO., 1910
  14. R.W. MUSGROVE, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF BRISTOL, GRAFFTON COUNTY, R.W.MUSGROVE, 1904
  15. JAMES O. LYFORD, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF CANTERBURY, THE RUMFORD PRESS, 1912
  16. WARREN BROWN, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF HAMPTON FALLS, 1640-1900, THE RUMFORD PRESS, 1900-18
  17. SAMUEL T. WORCESTER, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF HOLLIS, NEW HAMPSHIRE, A. WILLIAMS & CO., 1879
  18. WILLIAM LITTLE, HISTORY OF WARREN: A MOUNTAIN HAMLET, WILLIAM E. MOORE, PRINTER UNION BUILDING, 1870
  19. LEONARD ALLISON MORRISON, HISTORY OF WINDHAM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1719-1883, CUPPLES, UPHAM & CO., 1883
  20. BENJAMIN G. WILLEY, INCIDENTS IN WHITE MOUNTAIN HISTORY: CONTAINING FACTS RELATING TO THE DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF THE MOUNTAINS, INDIAN HISTORY AND TRADITIONS, A MINUTE AND AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WILLEY FAMILY, GEOLOGY AND TEMPERATURE OF THE MOUNTAINS: TOGETHER WITH NUMEROUS ANECDOTES ILLUSTRATING LIFE IN THE BACK WOODS, NATHANIEL NOYES, 1856
  21. CHARLES E. BEALS, PASSACONAWAY IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, THE GORHAM PRESS, 1916
  22. FRANK H. KELLEY, REMINISCENCES OF NEW HAMPTON: ALSO A GENEALOGICAL SKETCH OF THE KELLEY AND SIMPSON FILES, AND AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 1889
  23. G. T. RIDLON, SACO VALLEY SETTLEMENTS AND FAMILIES: HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, GENEALOGICAL, TRADITIONAL, AND LEGENDARY., THE AUTHOR, 1895
  24. AUGUSTA H. WORTHEN, THE HISTORY OF SUTTON, REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION, 1890
  25. WILLIAM LITTLE, THE HISTORY OF WEARE, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1735-1888, S.W. HUSE & CO., 1888
  26. THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF LANCASTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1914
  27. GEORGE ALDRICH, WALPOLE, AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS, THE CLAREMONT MANUFACTURING CO., 1880

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