New Hampshire

 

 

Basic Information

 

Postal Abreviation: NH
Natives: New Hampshirite

Estimated pop. 2018: 1,356,470
Legal Driving Age: 18
(*16 w/ Driver's Ed.)
Age of Majority: 18
Median Age: 41.1

State Song: “Old New Hampshire”
Lyrics: John F. Holmes
Music: Maurice Hoffmann

 

Median Household Income:$71,385

Capital..... Concord
Entered Union..... June 21, 1788 (9th)

Present Constitution Adopted: 1784

Nickname: Granite State
Mother of Rivers

Motto:
“Live Free or Die”

Origin of Name:
Named for the English county of Hampshire, by John Mason.

 

 

 

USS New Hampshire

Railroad Stations
 

 

New Hampshire Economy

AGRICULTURE: fruit, hay, ample syrup,
milk, vegetables, wood.

MINING: clay, sand and gravel, stone.

MANUFACTURING: electronics,
instruments, lumber, wood products,
machinery, metals, paper products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Hampshire Geography

Total Area: 9,283 sq. miles
Land area: 8,969 sq. miles
Water Area: 314 sq. miles
Geographic Center: Belknap
3 mi. E of Ashland
Highest Point: Mount Washington
(6,288 ft.)
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean
(sea level)
Highest Recorded Temp.: 106˚ F (7/4/1911)
Lowest Recorded Temp.: –46˚ F (1/28/1925

The surface of New Hampshire is rugged. The Appalachian Range enters the state from Maine. The White Mountains cross the northern part of the state. The highest point in the state is Mt. Washington, a 6,293 peak, which is the highest in the east. The Connecticut River is the western boundary of the state.

 

 

Cities

Manchester, 109,565
Nashua, 86,494
Concord , 42,695
Derry 33,109
Dover, 29,987
Rochester , 29,752
Salem, 28,776
Merrimack, 25,494
Hudson, 24,467
Londonderry, 24,129
Keene, 23,409

New Hampshire History

1623 Dover and Little Harbor were founded.
1629 Captain John Mason received a grant of land and names the are New
Hampshire.
1679 New Hampshire becomes a royal province separate from Massachusetts.
1788 New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the constitution.
1986 Sharon Christie McAuliffe a Concord teacher was killed when the Challenger exploded.

 

 

Famous People


Salmon P. Chase
Robert Frost
Horace Greeley
John Irving
Sharon Christa McAuliffe
Franklin Pierce
Alan Shepard
Daniel Webster
Henry Wilson

 

New Hampshire National Sites

1)Saint Gauden National Historic Site
This site was the estate of August Saint-Gaudens one of Americas most renowned sculptures.sightseeing.