Rockingham County, New Hampshire

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Rockingham County

First settled by Europeans moving north from the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts as early as 1623.
The government was linked with Massachusetts until New Hampshire became a separate colony in 1679, but counties weren't introduced until 1769. 

Rockingham was identified in 1769 as one of five original counties for the colony.
It is named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who had been Prime Minister in 1765-1766.
The county was organized in 1771, with its County Seat at Exeter.
In 1844 its area was reduced by the formation of Belknap County to the northwest.

In 1997 the county court facilities were moved to the current county seat at Brentwood.  [source:]

The traditional county seat is Exeter, although there is a County Courthouse in both Exeter and the adjacent town of Brentwood.

 Cities and Towns
Atkinson * Auburn * Brentwood * Candia * Chester * Danville * Deerfield * Derry *
East Kingston * Epping * Exeter * Fremont * Greenland * Hampstead * Hampton * Hampton Falls *
Kensington * Kingston * Londonderry * New Castle * Newfields * Newington * Newmarket *
Newton * North Hampton * Northwood * Nottingham * Plaistow * Portsmouth * Raymond *
Rye * Salem * Sandown * Seabrook * South Hampton * Stratham * Windham


boydraynes house
Boyd-Raynes House, Maplewood Avenue
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, NH

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Website Updates: July 2018
Bios: Joseph Arthur Rene Brisebois, s/b Kevin Major


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