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Encyclopedia > Londonderry, New Hampshire
Londonderry, New Hampshire

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Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 42°51′54″N, 71°22′26″W
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Rockingham County
Incorporated 1722
Government
 - Town council Joe Paradis, Chairman
Brian Farmer
Marty Bove
Mark Oswald
Kathy Wagner
Area
 - Town  41.9 sq mi (108.6 km²)
 - Land  41.8 sq mi (108.3 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation  420 ft (128 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 23,236
 - Density 555.8/sq mi (214.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Website: www.londonderrynh.org

Londonderry, New Hampshire is a town located in the western part of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. The town is bordered on the north by Manchester, New Hampshire and on the east by Derry, New Hampshire. The population was 23,236 at the 2000 census. Londonderry is known for its apple orchards and is partial home to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Image File history File linksMetadata LondonderrySeal. ... Image File history File links Rockingham-Londonderry-NH.png‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Londonderry, New Hampshire ... Rockingham County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... 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Nickname: Queen City Location in Hillsborough County Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1751 Mayor Frank Guinta (R) Area    - City 90. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1827 Town Council Pat Dowling Kevin Coyle Craig W. Bulkley Janet Fairbanks Chris Reisdorf Beverly Ferrante Brian Chirichiello Area    - City 94. ... This article is about the satellite APPLE. For the fruit apple, see Apple. ... A community apple orchard originally planted for productive use during the 1920s, in Westcliff on Sea (Essex, England) An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. ... FAA diagram of Manchester Airport Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (IATA: MHT, ICAO: KMHT) is a public airport located in 3 miles (5 km) south of Manchester, New Hampshire on the county line of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties. ...

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History

Soldiers' Monument in c. 1905
Soldiers' Monument in c. 1905

Londonderry lies in an area that was first known as "Nutfield" because of the heavy woods with nut trees. The town was settled in 1718. In 1722, it was chartered and given the name "Londonderry", after the city in Northern Ireland called Derry/Londonderry. Image File history File links Soldiers_Monument,_Londonderry,_NH.jpg Summary Soldiers Monument in c. ... Image File history File links Soldiers_Monument,_Londonderry,_NH.jpg Summary Soldiers Monument in c. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Hazelnuts from the Common Hazel Chestnut A nut can be either a seed or a fruit. ... // The Funj warrior aristocracy deposes the reigning mek and places one of their own ranks on the throne of Sennar. ... // Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official languages English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, BSL, NISL, ISL Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Ian Paisley  - Deputy First Minister... The name of the city and county of Derry or Londonderry in Northern Ireland is the subject of a naming dispute between nationalists (mostly Catholic) and unionists (most of whom are Protestant), with nationalists calling it Derry, and unionists, Londonderry. ...


Early settlers spread out into surrounding villages, bringing Scottish and Irish names like Antrim, Derry and Dunbarton. Londonderry was the second largest town in early colonial times, and Derry, Windham and a portion of Manchester were formed from it. Antrim is a town located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1827 Town Council Pat Dowling Kevin Coyle Craig W. Bulkley Janet Fairbanks Chris Reisdorf Beverly Ferrante Brian Chirichiello Area    - City 94. ... Dunbarton is a town located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. ... Windham is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Nickname: Queen City Location in Hillsborough County Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1751 Mayor Frank Guinta (R) Area    - City 90. ...


In 1790, the first year that a census was taken in Londonderry, the population was 2,622. Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Notable inhabitants

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 108.6 km² (41.9 mi²). 108.3 km² (41.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water, comprising 0.31% of the town. Londonderry is drained on the east by Beaver Brook and on the west by Little Cohas Brook and Nesenkeag Brook. The town's highest point is 535 feet (163 meters) above sea level, on "Number Eight Hill" (named after the old school house that used to be on it)[citation needed] north of the center of town. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Beaver Brook is a 30. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


Demographics

This article describes the town of Londonderry as a whole. Additional demographic detail is available which describes only the central settlement within the town, although that detail is included in the aggregate values reported here. See: Londonderry (CDP), New Hampshire. Londonderry is a census-designated place located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ...

Railroad Station in 1914
Railroad Station in 1914

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,236 people, 7,623 households, and 6,319 families residing in the town. The population density was 214.6/km² (555.8/mi²). There were 7,718 housing units at an average density of 71.3/km² (184.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.92% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population. Image File history File links Railroad_Station,_Londonderry,_NH.jpg Summary Railroad Station in 1914, Londonderry, NH; from an old postcard. ... Image File history File links Railroad_Station,_Londonderry,_NH.jpg Summary Railroad Station in 1914, Londonderry, NH; from an old postcard. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,623 households out of which 50.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.36. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

Col. W.S. Pillsbury's homestead in c. 1910
Col. W.S. Pillsbury's homestead in c. 1910

In the town the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males. Image File history File links Pillsbury_Homestead,_Londonderry,_NH.jpg Summary Col. ... Image File history File links Pillsbury_Homestead,_Londonderry,_NH.jpg Summary Col. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


The median income for a household in the town was $70,501, and the median income for a family was $73,513. Males had a median income of $50,566 versus $33,821 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,491. About 1.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Londonderry is home to numerous businesses, many of which are located in the northern part of the town near Manchester Airport (MHT). Major businesses headquartered in town include Stonyfield Farm and Blue Seal Feeds. Mack's Apples and Sunnycrest Farm are among the several orchards in town and are emblematic of the town's important farming heritage. The town is also home to numerous retailers, including Hannaford Brothers, Sears, The Home Depot, Staples, and Shaw's. FAA diagram of Manchester Airport Manchester Airport (IATA: MHT, ICAO: KMHT) is a public airport located in 3 miles (5 km) south of Manchester, on the county line of Hillsborough County and Rockingham Counties, New Hampshire, USA. The airport lies in two towns: Manchester, and Londonderry, New Hampshire. ... Hannaford is an American supermarket chain. ... Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is the fourth largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, and Kroger [1]. It was formed in 2005 with the purchase of Sears, Roebuck, and Co. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a big-box home improvement retailer that aims for both the do-it-yourself consumer and the professional in home improvement and construction. ... Staples is the plural of staple. ... Shaws Supermarkets, along with sister store Star Markets, is presently the second largest grocery group in the northeast United States. ...


Education

The town is served by the Londonderry School District.


Kindergarten:

  • Moose Hill School (includes LEEP program)

Elementary Schools:

Middle School: Matthew Thornton Elementary School is located near the center of Londonderry, New Hampshire, in the United States. ...

  • Londonderry Middle School

High School:

Londonderry High School is a grade 9 through 12 public secondary school in the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire. ...

External links


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Londonderry, New Hampshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (473 words)
Londonderry, New Hampshire is a town located in western Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
In 1722, it was chartered and given the name "Londonderry," after the Irish settlement of Scots colonists, Londonderry.
Londonderry was the second largest town in early colonial times, and Derry, Windham and a portion of Manchester were formed from it.
Encyclopedia: New Hampshire (10058 words)
New Hampshire was home to the famous geological formation called the Old Man of the Mountain, a face-like profile in Franconia Notch, until May 2 to May 3, 2003, when the symbol of New Hampshire collapsed.
As of 2004, the population of New Hampshire was estimated to be 1,299,500.
New Hampshire is the only state that does not mandate public kindergarten, partly out of frugality and lack of funding, and partly out of belief in local control, a philosophy under which towns and cities, not the state, make as many decisions as possible.
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