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Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

Hampton, Rockingham, NH

First called the Plantation of Winnacunnet, Hampton was one of four original New Hampshire townships chartered by the General Court of Massachusetts, which then held authority over the colony. "Winnacunnet" is an Algonquian Abenaki word meaning "pleasant pines".

The town was settled in 1638 by a group of parishioners led by Reverend Stephen Bachiler, who had formerly preached at the settlement's namesake: Hampton, England. Incorporated in 1639, the township once included Seabrook, Kensington, Danville, Kingston, East Kingston, Sandown, North Hampton and Hampton Falls...

Construction of the railroad in the 1850s, as well as the Exeter and Hampton Trolley line, made Hampton's oceanfront a popular resort. Hampton Beach remains a tourist destination, offering shops, restaurants, beaches, and summer seasonal housing.

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  • News 1769 - COLONEL MOULTON'S BUILDINGS BURNED.
    On the 15th of March, 1769, town-meeting day, occurred the most destructive fire with which the town had ever been visited. The following account of...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Hampton
    Hampton, a post-township in Rockingham co. , N. H. on Eastern railroad 50 miles S. E. of Concord. This township is a favorite summer resort for its...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - Lightning Strikes Old Marston House
    August 8, 1860, the old Marston house, the paternal homestead of Mrs. Uri Lamprey, who inherited it, was struck by lightning and injured beyond...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - Fire
    PORTSMOUTH, N. H., May 7. - A fire at Hampton Beach last night and this morning burned the Seaside House, the Atlantic House and the Ocean House, the ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hampton / Hampton Beach
    Hampton, a post-village of Rockingham co., N.H., in Hampton township, and on the Eastern Railroad, 46 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and 10 miles S.S.W. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - NEW HAMPSHIRE TORNADO. Loss of Life and Damage to Property at Hampton Beach.
    Hampton, N. H., July 6. - A tornado struck a section of Hampton beach at 3:15 o'clock, causing immense damage to beach property and great loss of...Read MORE...


  • Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
    Band Stand and Big Boar's Head, from Casino, Hampton Beach, N.H.
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  • Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
    Looking North from Hampton River, Hampton, N.H.
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  • Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
    1909 advertisement

    Hotel Whittier, Hampton, N.H.

    Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
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  • News 1915 - FIRE SWEEPS COAST RESORT. $200,000 Blaze at Hampton Beach, N. H., Destroys 45 Buildings
    Hampton Beach, N. H. Sept 23 - A fire starting in a box of rubbish tonight destroyed 45 buildings and caused a loss estimated at $250,000 in the most ...Read MORE...


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    The Casino, Hampton Beach, N.H.
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  • Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
    The Kentville, Hampton Beach, N.H.
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  • Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
    Lamie's Tavern, Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H.
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  • News 1950 - $500,000 FIRE HITS HAMPTON BEACH - 18 Buildings In Heart Of New Hampshire Summer Resort Destroyed
    HAMPTON, BEACH, N. H., July 15 (AP) - A $500,000 flash fire roared through 18 buildings in the heart of this popular New Hampshire seaside resort...Read MORE...




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Band Stand and Big Boar's Head, from Casino, Hampton Beach, N.H.
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Looking North from Hampton River, Hampton, N.H.
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1909 advertisement

Hotel Whittier, Hampton, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
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The Casino, Hampton Beach, N.H.
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The Kentville, Hampton Beach, N.H.
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Lamie's Tavern, Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H.
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  • News  1769 - COLONEL MOULTON'S BUILDINGS BURNED.
    On the 15th of March, 1769, town-meeting day, occurred the most destructive fire with which the town had ever been visited. The following account of... Read MORE...

  • History of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire


    History of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire / History of towns in United States (www.youtube.com)
  • 1854 - Hampton
    Hampton, a post-township in Rockingham co. , N. H. on Eastern railroad 50 miles S. E. of Concord. This township is a favorite summer resort for its... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - Lightning Strikes Old Marston House
    August 8, 1860, the old Marston house, the paternal homestead of Mrs. Uri Lamprey, who inherited it, was struck by lightning and injured beyond... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - Fire
    PORTSMOUTH, N. H., May 7. - A fire at Hampton Beach last night and this morning burned the Seaside House, the Atlantic House and the Ocean House, the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hampton / Hampton Beach
    Hampton, a post-village of Rockingham co., N.H., in Hampton township, and on the Eastern Railroad, 46 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and 10 miles S.S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - NEW HAMPSHIRE TORNADO. Loss of Life and Damage to Property at Hampton Beach.
    Hampton, N. H., July 6. - A tornado struck a section of Hampton beach at 3:15 o'clock, causing immense damage to beach property and great loss of... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - FIRE SWEEPS COAST RESORT. $200,000 Blaze at Hampton Beach, N. H., Destroys 45 Buildings
    Hampton Beach, N. H. Sept 23 - A fire starting in a box of rubbish tonight destroyed 45 buildings and caused a loss estimated at $250,000 in the most ... Read MORE...

  • News  1950 - $500,000 FIRE HITS HAMPTON BEACH - 18 Buildings In Heart Of New Hampshire Summer Resort Destroyed
    HAMPTON, BEACH, N. H., July 15 (AP) - A $500,000 flash fire roared through 18 buildings in the heart of this popular New Hampshire seaside resort... Read MORE...

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