New Hampshire State Facts and History

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New Hampshire Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Chris Sununu (Republican)
  • Capital: Concord
  • Population: 1,359,711 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 8,952.65 sq km
  • Water Area: 396.51 sq km
  • Total Area: 9,349.16 SQ KM
  • Width: 68 mi (110 km)
  • Length: 190 mi (305 km)
  • State Motto: “Live Free or Die”
  • Nickname: Granite State
  • Electoral votes: 4
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 2 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Old New Hampshire”
  • Date of Statehood: June 21, 1788
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Alabama: nh.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: NH
  • Origin of name: New Hampshire was named for Hampshire, England, by Captain John Mason.

State Symbol of New Hampshire

State AmphibianRed-spotted newt
State AnimalWhite tailed deer
State BirdPurple finch
State ButterflyKarner blue
State FlowerPurple lilac
State Freshwater Game FishBrook trout
State FruitPumpkin
State GemSmokey quartz
State InsectLadybug
State MineralBeryl
State MottoLive Free or Die
State NicknameGranite State
State RockGranite
State Saltwater Game FishStriped bass
State SongOld New Hampshire
State SportSkiing
State TreeWhite birch
State WildflowerPink ladyslipper

College & Universities

Antioch University-New England
Chester College of New England
Colby-Sawyer College
College of St. Mary Magdalen
Continental Academie of Hair Design-Hudson
Continental Academie of Hair Design-Manchester
Daniel Webster College
Dartmouth College
Empire Beauty School-Laconia
Empire Beauty School-Somersworth
Esthetics Institute at Concord Academy
Franklin Pierce College-Graduate and Professional Studies
Franklin Pierce University
Granite State College
Hesser College
Keene Beauty Academy
Keene State College
Lebanon College
Manchester Community College
McIntosh College
Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School
Nashua Community College
New England College
New England School of Hair Design Inc
New Hampshire Career Institute
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts
New Hampshire Institute of Art
NHTI-Concord’s Community College
Plymouth State University
Portsmouth Beauty School of Hair Design
Rivier College
Saint Anselm College
Seacoast Career School-Manchester Campus
Southern New Hampshire University
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
University of New Hampshire at Manchester
University of New Hampshire School of Law
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
University System of New Hampshire System Office
Upper Valley Educators Institute
White Mountains Community College

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Canobie Lake Park
  2. Mount Washington
  3. Water Country
  4. Lake Winnipesaukee
  5. Loon Mountain
  6. Mount Monadnock
  7. Cannon Mountain
  8. Castle in the Clouds
  9. Pats Peak
  10. Story Land
  11. White Mountain National Forest
  12. Flume Gorge
  13. Franconia Notch State Park
  14. Kancamagus Highway
  15. Mount Sunapee
  16. Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center
  17. Conway Scenic Railroad
  18. Lost River Gorge
  19. Tuckerman Ravine

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Salmon P. Chasejurist;
Charles Anderson Danaeditor;
Mary Baker Eddyfounder of the Christian Science Church; ;
Thomas Green Fessendenjournalist and satirical poet;
Daniel Chester Frenchsculptor;
Robert Frostpoet;
Horace Greeleyjournalist and politician;
Sarah J. Haleeditor;
John Irvingwriter;
John Langdonpolitical leader;
Sharon Christa McAuliffeteacher and astronaut;
Franklin Pierceformer president;
Augustus Saint-Gaudenssculptor;
Alan Shepardastronaut;
Sarah Silverman,comedian
John Stark,general
Harlan F. Stonejurist;
Daniel Websterstatesman;
Henry Wilsonpolitician and former vice president;
Noah Worcesterclergyman and pacifist.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Wilson Bethel
  2. Mandy Moore
  3. Sarah Silverman

Map of New Hampshire

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