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Encyclopedia > Province of New Hampshire
A map of the Province of New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Colony, located in the present day state of New Hampshire, was the product of several English land grants dating from 1623 to 1680. One land grant was given to Captain John Mason in 1623. For much of its history the colony was controlled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony based in Boston. Image File history File links Nhcolony. ... Image File history File links Nhcolony. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... A map of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. ...


The colony's first settlements were at Little Harbor, Dover, Portsmouth and Exeter. David Thomson, Edward Hilton, and Thomas Hilton were sent by John Mason, who wished to send settlers to create a fishing colony. They established the cities of Dover and Little Harbor. The settlement at Exeter was founded in 1638 by John Wheelwright, a disciple of Anne Hutchinson. These towns agreed to unite in 1639 and in 1641 agreed to join the Massachusetts Colony. Nickname: Location within New Hampshire Coordinates: , Country United States State New Hampshire County Strafford Settled 1623 Incorporated 1623 (town) Incorporated 1855 (city) Government  - City Manager Mike Joyal  - Mayor Scott Myers  - City Council Robert Keays David Scott Catherine Cheney Dennis Ciotti Douglas DeDe Dean Trefethen Harvey Turner Area  - City  29. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: , Country State County Rockingham County Incorporated 1653 Government  - Mayor Steve Marchand  - City manager John P. Bohenko Area  - City  16. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1638  - Board of Selectmen Paul Binette, Chairman Robert Eastman Joe Pace William Campbell Lionel Ingram Area    - Town 51. ... Captain John Mason (1586 – 1635) was born at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. ... The text of this page is transcribed from reference #1 below. ... Anne Hutchinson on Trial by Edwin Austin Abbey Anne Hutchinson (July, 1591 – July, 1643) was the unauthorized Puritan preacher of a dissident church discussion group and a pioneer settler in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Netherlands. ...


On January 1, 1680, New Hampshire was separated from the Massachusetts Colony, becoming a royal colony with a separate government. It was reunited with Massachusetts again in 1688, and separated out one last time in 1691, at which point it became the royal Province of New Hampshire. The name is likely linked to the county of Hampshire in southern England. For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Although New Hampshire did not get its own colonial governor until 1741, in 1631 Captain Thomas Wiggin served as the first governor of the province of the Upper Plantation of New Hampshire, comprising modern-day Dover, Durham and Stratham, which ultimately became the royal Province of New Hampshire Captain Thomas Wiggin (1592-1667), often known as Governor Thomas Wiggin, was one of the first governors of the province of New Hampshire. ... Durham is a town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 12,664 at the 2000 census. ... Stratham is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ...



The disputed New Hampshire Grants territory (New Hampshire claimed it, a judge awarded it to New York) later became the state of Vermont. The New Hampshire Grants or Benning Wentworth Grants were land grants made between 1749 and 1764 by the provincial governor of the New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


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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.
Province of New Hampshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (321 words)
On January 1, 1680, New Hampshire was separated from the Massachusetts Colony, becoming a royal colony with a separate government.
Although New Hampshire did not get its own colonial governor until 1741, in 1631 Captain Thomas Wiggin served as the first governor of the province of the Upper Plantation of New Hampshire, comprising modern-day Dover, Durham and Stratham, which ultimately became the royal Province of New Hampshire.
The disputed New Hampshire Grants territory (New Hampshire claimed it, a judge awarded it to New York) later became the state of Vermont.
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