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Merrimack County

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The Cities and communities of Merrimack County, New Hampshire *



Allenstown,
Andover

Boscawen, Bow, Bradford

Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Contoocook (village of Hopkinton)

Danbury, Dunbarton

Epsom

Franklin

Henniker, Hill, Hooksett, Hopkinton

Loudon

New London, Newbury, Northfield yes

Pembroke, Pittsfield

Salisbury, South Hooksett (village of Hooksett), Suncook (village of Pembroke), Sutton

Warner, Webster, Wilmot

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Government

County Government information

163 North Main Street
P.O. Box 248
Concord, NH 03301-5001
Phone: (603) 228-0331
Fax: (603) 224-2665

Board of Commissioners
4 Court Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 228-0331

City of Concord

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Population:

1980 - 98,038
1990 - 120,005
2000 - 136,225
2004 - 145,542
2005 - 146,881

Population Density
2000 - 146 persons per square mile

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Location:

Merrimack County is located in central New Hampshire. Concord is both the county seat and the state capital. The County Seat, Concord, is 18 miles north of Manchester and 70 miles north of Boston and is located on the Merrimack River. It is 42 miles from the state's southern border and 135 miles from the northern border.

Nearby counties:

Northeast - Belknap
East - Strafford County
Southeast - Rockingham County
South - Hillsborough County
West - Sullivan County
Northwest - Grafton County

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Climate:

These figures are for Concord:
Average annual precipitation: 50.3 inches
Average annual snowfall: 65.0 inches
Average annual temperature: 45.9 degrees F.
Average summer temperature: 70.0 degrees F.
Average winter temperature: 21.1 degrees F.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income
2000 - $48,522

Median Family Income
2000 - $56,842

Per capita income
2000 - $23,208

The county is located in the Eastern Time Zone

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History:

The county was created in 1823 and is named for the nearby Merrimack River. It was carved out of northern Hillsborough County and Rockingham County. When Belknap County was created in 1844, it was reduced in size.

A good page for Concord history
Try this history page for the area

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Geography:

Total area: 956 square miles
Total Land area 934 square miles
Total Water area: 22 square miles

Elevation: 288 (at statehouse)

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Genealogy:

The Political Graveyard for Merrimack County

The US GenWeb page for Merrimack County

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Libraries:

Concord Public Library

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Schools:

Concord School District
Schools in the area

New Hampshire Technical Institute
Magdalen College
Hesser College
Colby-Sawyer College


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Economy:

Concord ia a major transportation, distribution and industrial hub for the county as well as the state. Many businesses are based in Concord as well as state, regional, county and local government entities. The government forms a major portion of the area economy due to the location of Concord in the county. The fastest growing segment is the service industry with over 5,000 people employed in health care alone. As with many beautiful area, tourism, and its related sectors, is also an important part of the local economy

Learn about the economic climate for the area
Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau

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Organizations & Groups

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
40 Commercial Street,
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-2508
Fax: (603) 224-8128

Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce
340 Central St.
PO Box 464
Franklin, NH 03235
Phone: (603) 934-6909

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Attractions & Other Information

National Register of Historic Places for Merrimack County

Museum of New Hampshire History
6 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301-4923
Telephone: 603/228-6688
Fax: 603/228-6308

Franklin Opera House

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum

Hopkinton State Fair at Contoocook
held Labor Day weekend each year.

Things to see and do in the area

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