Visit New Hampshire!

The finest shire west of the Atlantic!

A Brief Overview

  • First settled by English colonists from Massachusetts in 1622, in a quest to obtain more land and resources.
  • At first just a few independent towns that were turbulent and rough, they later joined and were brought under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts again.
  • Became independent and became a royal colony in 1679.
  • The timber, shipbuilding, and fishing industries are a large part of the economy, partly due to the poor soil and expansive forests.
  • If you are a Puritan, you'll love New Hampshire!
  • New Hampshire were involved in a bitter dispute over land. In the end, neither one, because it became the separate state of Vermont!
  • Captain John Mason helped to found this great colony.

What to love about New Hampshire