The first known European settlement in New Hampshire was founded in Piscataqua by David Thomson.
Wolfeboro, the summer home of Royal Governor John Wentworth, became the first summer resort in America.
New Hampshire became the first state to declare its independence from England.
The state capital was established in Concord. New Hampshire is home to the nation’s oldest legislative building in which the House and Senate still meet.
The mountain climbing cog railroad began operation at Mt. Washington. It is still in operation today.
New Hampshire held the First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary and citizens began voting directly for presidential candidates.
England formed New Hampshire as a separate royal colony and named it after Hampshire, England.
Dartmouth College was founded in Hanover, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. With this ratification, the Constitution officially went into effect.
Franklin Pierce of Hillsboro became the 14th U.S. President and is the only President to come from New Hampshire.
The University of New Hampshire was established in Durham, New Hampshire.
The Old Man of the Mountain, the granite profile that serves as the symbol of the state, fell from its perch atop Profile Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park.