New Hampshire


facts about this colony

New Hampshire on June 21,1788. Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.New Hampshire's present constitution was adopted in 1784 it is the second oldest in the country. Levi Hutchins of Concord invented the first alarm clock in 1787.

how New Hampshire got it's name

New Hampshire derives its name from Hampshire County in England, and was first applied to the territory in 1629, in honor of Captain John Mason, Governor of Portsmouth, in Hampshire, England, and also the proprietor of the territory now so called.
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