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|