Strafford County, New Hampshire
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Strafford County
Town Hall Strafford county
Town Hall, Newmarket & Dover Roads, Durham, Strafford County, NH

Strafford County was one of the five original counties identified for New Hampshire in 1769.
It was named for William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford in the mistaken belief that he was the ancestor of governor John Wentworth.
Although they were distantly related, William had no descendants.

The county was organized at Dover in 1771. In 1840 the original size of the county was reduced with the creation of Belknap County.

Cities and Towns
Barrington * Dover * Durham * Farmington * Lee * Madbury * Middleton * Milton *
  * New Durham * Rochester * Rollinsford * Somersworth * Strafford

Free Will Baptist Church
Free Will Baptist Church,
10 Green Street, Somersworth vicinity, Strafford County, NH

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Strafford County Data


County Records

Family Bibles and Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates: February 2018
History Topics: Early Executions: Thomas; Howard; Pinkham
Marriage Records: First Congregational Church, Rochester, 1785 - 1789, by Rev Joseph Haven


December 2017
Newspaper Gleanings -
Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks & other Calamities: Southard drowned
Misc News: Machine for Milking Cows, s/b RL
April 2017
Newspaper Gleanings -
Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks & other Calamities: House owned by Haynes and Wood blows up; Fire in Dover, s/b N Piper


Prior Updates





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Surrounding Counties

Carroll County (north)

York County, Maine (east)

Rockingham County (south)

Merrimack County (west)

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