New Hampshire History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Granite State

Great Seal of the State of New Hampshire

Adoptedin 1931.

The Great Seal for the state of New Hampshire was adopted in 1931.

New Hampshire has had a state seal for more than 200 years, but its present form is only 50 years old.

Under an English land grant, Capt. John Smith sent settlers to establish a fishing colony at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, near present-day Rye and Dover, in 1623. Capt. John Mason, who participated in the founding of Portsmouth in 1630, gave New Hampshire its name.

After a 38-year period of union with Massachusetts, New Hampshire was made a separate royal colony in 1679. As leaders in the revolutionary cause, New Hampshire delegates received the honor of being the first to vote for the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. New Hampshire gained a measure of international attention in 1905 when Portsmouth Naval Base played host to the signing of the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War, known as the Treaty of Portsmouth.

Capital City: Concord

Capitol Tour

New Hampshire: State of New Hampshire Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports Map • Airport Links

Amtrak: Northeast

Area: 9351 sq.mi, 46th   Land 8969 sq. mi., 44th   Water 382 sq.mi., 45th   Coastline 13 mi., 22nd   Shoreline 131 mi., 23rd

Area Codes: New Hampshire

Biographies: Famous People from New Hampshire

Bird: Purple Finch

Border States: Regional List • Maine •  MassachusettsVermont

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Cities & Towns: New Hampshire

Climate: New Hampshire

Community Pages: New Hampshire Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 9th State

County Profile: County Map   10 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: New Hampshire News Headlines

Department of: Education | Certification | University System of New Hampshire The largest provider of post secondary education in the Granite State. | Plymouth State University | University of New Hampshire Top-tier land-, sea-, and space-grant public university, with more than 10,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, founded in 1866.

Driving: DMV

Economy: Agriculture: Dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, eggs.•  Industry: Machinery, electric equipment, rubber and plastic products, tourism.

Flag: New Hampshire (nh)

Flower: Purple lilac   Syringa vulgaris

Cyndi's List •  Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Belknap, 3 miles east of Ashland

Geology Maps: New Hampshire

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Mt. Washington; 6,288 feet, 18th

Highways: New Hampshire Highways

History: History Timeline    Historical   Civil War

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Kids Corner: State of New Hampshire Kids Site

Library: New Hampshire 

License Plates: New Hampshire

Lottery: New Hampshire

Lowest Point: Atlantic coast; sea level, 3rd

Maps:

Media: RadioTV

Motto: Live free or die

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: New Hampshire: Granite is the traditional rock in New Hampshire. It gave New Hampshire its nickname of “The Granite State.” New Hampshire once had a large industry surrounding the quarrying of granite

National Forest: New Hampshire

New England: States

Population: Quick facts   1,235,786; 41st, 12/00

Presidential Birthplace: Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857 {14th}

Real Estate: Every New Hampshire City, Town & Community

Representatives: New Hampshire House: Members •  New Hampshire Senate: Members •  US House:   110th Congress •  US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: New Hampshire

School Directory: New Hampshire

Soil: New Hampshire - Marlow

Song: New Hampshire  • 

Sports: New Hampshire Teams

State Parks: New Hampshire

Symbols: NH Almanac

Tourism: www.visitnh.gov

Travel: New Hampshire Travel

Tree: Paper birch   Betula papyrifera  

Veteran Affairs: New Hampshire VA

Visitor Guides: New England vacations - the New Hampshire way  Official Site of the New Hampshire Office of Travel & Tourism.

Weather: Concord, Concord Municipal Airport

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