1850 Counties of  New Hampshire

County Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Belknap in easterly part, Lake Winnipisiogee on NE & Pemigewasset river on west. Winnipisiogee river crosses 288 Gilford 17, 721
Carroll eastern boundary, with Squam & Winnipisiogee lakes on west & southwest 550 Ossipee 20,157
Cheshire southwest corner, east side of Connecticut river 442 Keene 28,344
Coos extreme north part, east side of Connecticut river 1600 Lancaster 11,713
Grafton western boundary with Connecticut river on west 1740 Haverhill & Plymouth 41,343
Hillsborough southern boundary, crossed by Merrimack river 1245 Amherst 57,378
Merrimack southern part, crossed by Merrimack river 816 Concord (State Capital) 40,377
Rockingham southeast corner, Atlantic ocean on southeast, Piscataqua river on northeast 695 Portsmouth & Exeter 48,148
Strafford on east boundary, Salmon Falls river on northest 500 Dover 29,314
Sullivan west boundary, on east bank of Connecticut river 530 Newport 19,375