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New Hampshire was founded on a land grant given in 1629 by the Council for New England to Captain John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges. The colony was named New Hampshire after the English county of Hampshire.

New Hampshire was the first state to declare its independence from England in January 1776, meaning that for the following six months until the founding of the United States of America with the Declaration of Independence, New Hampshire was the first post-colonial nation-state in the Americas. New Hampshire became the 9th state on 21 June 1788 and is nicknamed "The Granite State". Its motto is "Live Free or Die".

New Hampshire Counties

County Date Parent Seat Contact
Belknap 1840 Strafford,
Laconia David Hough
Carroll 1840 Strafford Ossipee "Birde" Rediger
Cheshire 1771 Original County Keene George N Kidder
Coos 1803 Grafton Lancaster Jan Jordan Lokensgard
Grafton 1771 Original County Woodsville Diana Muir
Hillsborough 1771 Original County Nashua
Ann McRoden Mensch
Merrimack - temp. offline 1823 Rockingham,
Concord TJ Rand
Rockingham 1771 Original County Brentwood
as of 1997
Harry Folsom
Strafford 1771 Original
Dover David Hough
Sullivan 1827 Cheshire Newport Peggy Tebbetts