New Hampshire

est. 1623

What makes New Hampshire special?

Authentic British colony! Beautiful scenery! Religious toleration! Plenty of access to water! Personal charter issued by William & Mary! And much more!

Come see what the British and French struck interest with in the early 1500s! Beautiful coast and plenty of water access and resources (fish, land animals, trees, nuts and berries, fertile soil, etc.)! The abundant recourses allowed New Hampshire to develop a large fishing industry as well as sawmills, shipyards, merchant warehouses, and large cities. New Hampshire is a British colony in the northern partition of the thirteen colonies known as New England. New Hampshire was also founded by individuals that thought the Puritans Massachusetts was a bit too "stuck up" and religiously intolerant; whatever form of Christianity you worship, you are welcome! New Hampshire is also guaranteed its land, as its charter was personally dealt with by European rulers William & Mary.

About New Hampshire

New Hampshire was first inhabited by the Native American peoples that were drawn seasonally for the area's vast amount of aquatic wildlife, land animals, wild nuts and berries, and fertile soil. During the early 15th century when exploration of North America first began, British and French explored the eastern coast and found interest in New Hampshire. During the next century, British fisherman were found fishing off of the coast and the Isles if Shoals during season. The first official European settlement was founded in 1623 by the English. Many settlers of this colony chose to be part of the Massachusetts Bay colony until 1680, when it was established as its own province and given charter in 1691 by William & Mary. A series of wars began in the late 1600s and early 1700s between the British and French (and soon the Native Americans that sided with the French). The settlements in New Hampshire were attacked periodically from there on. The community experienced threat during King William's War, Queen Anne's War, and the Drummer's War, as it bordered New France to the North. It began to look troublesome as English citizens of smaller towns such as Nottingham and Chester were forced out, but by 1740 the Native Americans were driven completely out and French threat was minimal. In 1741, King George II again defined the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire and established separate governments.