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New Hampshire // Concord, NH // New England Region // Eastern Time
(The Granite State)
(Proprietary) Colony established[1]: 1623 by Captain John Mason,
Royal Colony on October 7, 1691
Independence declared: January 5, 1776
Union admittance: June 21, 1788 // 9th state
[1] New Hampshire was part of Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1641 - 1679.
[Display overwiew of states formed out of the original 13 colonies]

#4307 // April 16, 2010
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
New Hampshire State Flag
and loom swimming in a lake
#1981 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
New Hampshire
Purple Finch
(Carpodacus purpureus)
and Lilac
#1641 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
New Hampshire State Flag

#1068 // June 21, 1955 // Franconia, NH
Discovery of the rock formation
"Old Man of the Mountains"
on Mount Cannon, White Mountains
#2344 // June 21, 1988 // Concord, NH
New Hampshire Statehood,
Ratification of the Constitution
on June 21, 1788

Great Stone Face on Mount Cannon
The rock formation was destroyed on May 3, 2003 by a natural rock fall

#3589 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from New Hampshire

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View New Hampshire state quarter
View New Hampshire state map
View New Hampshire clock

The state was named by the first proprietor of the colony
Captain John Mason (* 1586, † 1635)
after the English county of Hampshire.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
8,968 [23.227]
ranked 44th
(census 2010)
ranked 42nd
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
147 [57]
ranked 22nd
The State of New Hampshire has ten counties.
New Hampshire shares in the north a 58-mile-long (93 km)
international border with the Canadian province of Quebec (QC).


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