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Encyclopedia > Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Map
Map of New Hampshire highlighting Rockingham County
Location in the state of New Hampshire
Map of the USA highlighting New Hampshire
New Hampshire's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1769
Seat Exeter, Brentwood
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,056 km² (794 mi²)
1800 km² (695 mi²)
256 km² (99 mi²), 12.47%
Population
 -  Density

277,359
154/km² 
Website: co.rockingham.nh.us

Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of 2000, the population was 277,359. The traditional county seat is Exeter, although there is a County Courthouse in both Exeter and the adjacent Town of Brentwood. Both towns may be referred to as the county seat of Rockingham County.6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NH.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Hampshire ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... 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. ... Brentwood is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... 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. ... 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. ... Brentwood is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... 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. ...

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History

The area that today is Rockingham County was first settled by Europeans moving north from the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts as early as 1623. The government was linked tightly with Massachusetts until New Hampshire became a separate colony in 1679, but Counties weren't introduced until 1769. Seal of Plymouth Colony Map of Plymouth Colony showing town locations Capital Plymouth Language(s) English Religion Puritan, Separatist Government Monarchy Legislature General Court History  - Established 1620  - First Thanksgiving 1621  - Pequot War 1637  - King Philips War 1675–1676  - Part of the Dominion of New England 1686–1688  - Disestablished 1691... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Year 1623 (MDCXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Rockingham was identified in 1769 as one of five original counties for the colony. It is named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who had been Prime Minister in 1765-1766. The county was organized in 1771, with its County Seat at Exeter. In 1844 its area was reduced by the formation of Belknap County to the northwest. In 1997 the county court facilities were moved to the current county seat at Brentwood. 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (May 13, 1730 – July 1, 1782) was a British Whig statesman, most notable for his two terms as Whig Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 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. ... Jan. ... Belknap County is one of ten counties in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Brentwood is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,056 km² (794 mi²). 1,800 km² (695 mi²) of it is land and 256 km² (99 mi²) of it (12.47%) is water. 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Strafford County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... York County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Merrimack County is a county in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 277,359 people, 104,529 households, and 74,320 families residing in the county. The population density was 154/km² (399/mi²). There were 113,023 housing units at an average density of 63/km² (163/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.80% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 94.3% spoke English, 1.8% French and 1.3% Spanish as their first language. 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 104,529 households out of which 35.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 32.80% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $58,150, and the median income for a family was $66,345. Males had a median income of $45,598 versus $30,741 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,656. About 3.10% of families and 4.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.00% of those under age 18 and 6.40% 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. ...


Cities and towns

Rockingham County Communities - Population, Land Area, and Population Density Rankings

City/Town Population (2000) Population Ranking Land Area km² Area Ranking Density /km² Density Ranking
Atkinson 6,178 14 28.8 28 214.3 11
Auburn 4,682 19 65.3 11 71.7 26
Brentwood 3,197 30 43.6 16 73.4 25
Candia 3,911 23 78.5 5 49.8 31
Chester 3,792 24 67.1 10 56.5 37
Danville 4,023 22 30.3 27 132.6 18
Deerfield 3,678 26 131.9 1 27.9 36
Derry 34,021 1 92.7 4 367.0 4
East Kingston 1,784 33 25.9 31 68.9 27
Epping 5,476 16 67.4 9 32.9 34
Exeter 14,058 6 50.9 13 276.4 7
Fremont 3,510 28 44.4 15 79.0 24
Greenland 3,208 29 27.2 30 118.1 21
Hampstead 8,297 9 34.5 21 240.5 9
Hampton 14,937 5 33.7 22 442.6 3
Hampton Falls 1,880 32 31.6 25 59.4 29
Kensington 1,893 31 31.0 26 61.2 28
Kingston 5,862 15 50.8 14 115.4 22
Londonderry 23,236 3 108.3 3 214.6 10
New Castle 1,010 35 2.1 37 469.8 2
Newfields 1,551 34 18.2 36 85.3 23
Newington 775 37 21.7 34 35.8 33
Newmarket 8,027 10 32.5 24 247.0 8
Newton 4,289 20 25.7 32 167.1 13
North Hampton 4,259 21 36.0 20 118.2 20
Northwood 3,640 27 72.5 7 50.2 30
Nottingham 3,701 25 120.4 2 30.8 35
Plaistow 7,747 12 27.5 29 281.4 6
Portsmouth 20,784 4 40.4 17 514.1 1
Raymond 9,674 8 74.5 6 129.8 19
Rye 5,182 17 32.7 23 158.5 15
Salem 29,115 2 64.0 12 169.9 12
Sandown 5,143 18 36.0 19 142.8 17
Seabrook 7,934 11 22.9 33 345.7 5
South Hampton 844 36 20.4 35 41.4 32
Stratham 6,355 13 39.1 18 162.4 14
Windham 10,709 7 69.4 8 154.3 16
Totals: 278,362 1,800 155.0

2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Atkinson is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 6,178 at the 2000 census. ... Auburn is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Brentwood is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Candia is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Chester is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Danville is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1766 Government  - Board of Selectmen James Alexander, Chairman R. Andrew Robertson Joseph E. Stone John Reagan Stephen R. Barry Area  - Town  52. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1827 Government  - Town Council Brent Carney Kevin Coyle Craig W. Bulkley Janet Fairbanks Rick Metts Beverly Ferrante Brian Chirichiello Area  - Town  36. ... East Kingston is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Epping is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... 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. ... Fremont is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Hampstead is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... ÂċĄ Hampton is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 14,937. ... Hampton Falls is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Kensington is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Bold text Sanborn Seminary in 1910, Kingston, NH Kingston is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: 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. ... New Castle is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1849 Board of Selectmen Janet McBride Smith, Chairman James McIlroy Wes Moore Area    - City 18. ... Newington is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1727 Town Council Jennifer Jarvis, Chair Brian Hart Gerard Hamel Dana J. Glennon Michael LaBranche Wilfred Hamel Michael Ploski Area    - City 36. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1749 Government  - Board of Selectmen Gary F. Nelson, Chairman John P. Ulcickas Robert S. Donovan, Jr. ... Seal of North Hampton, New Hampshire North Hampton is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Northwood is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 3,640 at the 2000 census. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1722 Board of Selectmen Mary L. Bonser, Chairman Peter M. Bock William P. Netishen Area    - Town 125. ... Plaistow is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 7,747 at the 2000 census. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1653 Mayor Steve Marchand City manager John P. Bohenko Area    - City 43. ... Raymond is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Rye is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Salem is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Sandown is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Seabrook is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,934. ... South Hampton is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Stratham is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Windham is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ...

Attractions

The Rockingham County Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in Brentwood. Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth is a collection of historic buildings from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Canobie Lake Park, located in Salem, is an amusement park that opened in 1902. Also in Salem is Rockingham Park racetrack, which features weekly horse racing, and America's Stonehenge, which claims to be a pre-Columbian collection of stone structures. Derry was home to poet Robert Frost, who taught at nearby Pinkerton Academy. His home, the Robert Frost Farm, has been converted to a state park. The Rockingham County Botanical Garden is a new, 10 acre (40,000 m²) botanical garden now starting to take shape at 113B North Road, Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA. At present, the garden is open to public only on Thursday mornings, 9 AM until 12 noon, between April 1 and October... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to... Brentwood is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Strawbery Banke is a historic district located in the South End neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1653 Mayor Steve Marchand City manager John P. Bohenko Area    - City 43. ... Canobie Lake Park logo, 2006 Canobie Lake Park is a small amusement park located at 85 North Policy Street in Salem, New Hampshire. ... Salem is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Rockingham Park is a one mile horse racing establishment in Salem, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Some of the rocks at Americas Stonehenge Americas Stonehenge, once known as Mystery Hill, is the site of a number of large rocks and stone formations scattered around roughly 30 acres (120,000 m²) in the town of Salem, New Hampshire, in the northeast United States. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1827 Government  - Town Council Brent Carney Kevin Coyle Craig W. Bulkley Janet Fairbanks Rick Metts Beverly Ferrante Brian Chirichiello Area  - Town  36. ... Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. ... Pinkerton Academy is a secondary school in Derry, New Hampshire. ... List of New Hampshire state parks Ahern State Park Androscoggin Wayside Park Annett Wayside Park Bear Brook State Park Beaver Brook Falls Wayside Bedell Bridge State Park Cardigan State Park Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area Clough State Park Coleman State Park Crawford Notch State Park Daniel Webster Birthplace Deer Mountain Campground...


Rockingham County is also home to New Hampshire's entire seacoast and features several popular resort towns. Hampton Beach has a boardwalk and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. The town of Rye features several undeveloped beaches such as Odiorne Point State Park and contains New Hampshire's portion of the Isles of Shoals. Seabrook contains the Seabrook Greyhound Racing Park and the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, the last nuclear plant opened in the United States. Hampton Beach in late September Hampton Beach is a small resort community on the Atlantic Ocean coast of New Hampshire. ... Rye is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Isles of Shoals The Isles of Shoals are a group of nine small islands situated approximately 16 km (10 miles) off the east coast of the USA, straddling the border of the states of New Hampshire and Maine. ... Seabrook is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,934. ... Categories: Stub ...


External links

Coordinates: 42°59′N 71°05′W / 42.99, -71.09 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Welcome to Rockingham County New Hampshire - About Rockingham County (245 words)
Rockingham County was eventually organized in 1771 as one of the five original counties and named for Charles Weston Wentworth, Second Marquis of Rockingham.
The county is bordered by Maine to the northeast and Massachusetts to the south.
The largest towns in Rockingham County are both in the western part of the county; Derry with a population of 36,500 (approximate) and Salem with a population of 30,000 (approximate).
Rockingham County, New Hampshire - definition of Rockingham County, New Hampshire in Encyclopedia (499 words)
Rockingham County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire.
Rockingham was identified in 1769 as one of five original counties for the colony.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 32.80% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
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