New Hampshire County Listings

This is a listing of the counties in New Hampshire. Please click on the county of your choice to be taken directly to that counties site.

See one that says adoptable and you are interested in adopting it? Contact Diane Siniard for more information. Please be sure to let me know which county or counties you are interested in.


County County Seat Established County Origins Named For Host Map Mailing List
Belknap Laconia 1840 Parts of Merrimack County and Strafford County. Jeremy Belknap (1744-1798), early New Hampshire historian. ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Carroll Ossipee 1840 Part of Strafford County. Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737 - 1832), the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Diane Siniard Mailing List
Cheshire Keene 1769 One of five original counties. English county of Cheshire ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Coos Lancaster 1803 Part of Grafton County. A Native American word meaning crooked, in reference to a bend in the Connecticut River. ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Grafton Haverhill 1769 One of five original counties. Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811), a Prime Minister of Great Britain (1768-1770). ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Hillsborough Manchester and Nashua 1769 One of five original counties. Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire (1718-1793), known in America as the Earl of Hillsborough. ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Merrimack Concord 1823 Parts of Hillsborough County and Rockingham County. The Merrimack River. ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Rockingham Brentwood 1769 One of five original counties. Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782), a two-time Prime Minister of Great Britain (1765-1766, 1782). ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Stafford Dover 1769 One of five original counties. William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford (1626-1695). ADOPTABLE Mailing List
Sullivan Newport 1827 Part of Cheshire County. John Sullivan (1740-1795), the third and fifth governor of New Hampshire (1786-1788, 1789-1790). ADOPTABLE Mailing List

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