Welcome to TheseUnitedStates - New Hampshire
New Hampshire was the ninth of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution, on June 21, 1788. The 2000 census has New Hampshire's population at 1,235,786, ranking 41st in the US. With a total area of 9,350 square miles, the state ranks 46th in size. New Hampshire's capital is Concord; its largest city is Manchester.
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New Hampshire State Bird: Purple finch
New Hampshire State Flower: Purple lilac
New Hampshire State Motto: Live free or die
New Hampshire State Song: Old New Hampshire
New Hampshire State Tree: White birch
Nickname: Granite State
The geographic center of New Hampshire lies in Belknap County, 3 miles east of Ashland. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington, part of the White Mountain Range in the White Mountain National Forest, is the state's highest point, and the highest peak in the Northeast. New Hampshire was named in 1629 by Captain John Mason of Plymouth Council for his home county in England.
Brief History: Algonquian-speaking peoples, including the Pennacook, lived n the region when the Europeans arrived. The first explorers in the area were England's Martin Pring in 1603 and France's Champlain in 1605. The first settlement was established at Odiorne's Point (now the port of Rye). Native American conflicts were ended in 1759 by Robert Rogers' Rangers. Before the American Revolution, New Hampshire residents seized a British fort at Portsmouth. 1774. and drove out the royal governor. New Hampshire was the first colony to adopt its own constitution, in 1776. Three regiments served in the Continental Army, and scores of privateers raided British shipping.
Popular New Hampshire destinations include Mount Washington and the White Mountains; lake Winnipesaukee; White Mountain National Forest, Crawford, Franconia - famous for the Old Man of the Mountain, described by Hawthorne as the Great Stone Face, Pinkham notches, all in the White Mountain region; the Flume, a spectacular gorge; the aerial tramway, Cannon Mountain; Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth; Shaker Village, Canterbury; Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish; Mount Monadnock.