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In 1623, New Hampshire was founded by Captain John Mason, along with other Englishmen, in a land-grant from the Council of New England. By virtue of Mason's directive, the first British colony in New Hampshire was established near the Piscataqua River by David Thomson a...


The land that became New Hampshire was granted to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason in 1622 by the Council for New England. The first settlement on this territory was made in 1623 by a group of English fishermen led by David Thomson. They named this settlement Pannaw...


New Hampshire was named by Captain John Mason in 1788, after the English county of Hampshire. It was the ninth region of America to be granted statehood, which occurred on June 21 of that year.


Regions in New Hampshire include the Great North Woods, White Mountains, Lakes Region, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region and Monadnock Region. Other regions are Seacoast, Merrimack Valley, the Connecticut River Valley Region and the Golden Triangle, which is a densely popul...


New Hampshire's capital is Concord, an urban center in Merrimack County that is located near the center of the southern part of the state. Concord has a population, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, of almost 43,000 inhabitants and covers 67.5 square miles.


There are two national parks in the state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire hosts a portion of the Appalachian Trail and is also home to the Augustus Saint-Gaudens historical site in Cornish.


The biggest natural resource in New Hampshire is its dense forests. Approximately 85 percent of the state is covered by forests. Other natural resources include granite and farm crops.