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Newington, New Hampshire, USA - Town Hall and School House

Newington, Rockingham, NH

Newington is situated in New Hampshire's Seacoast Region, sixty miles northeast of Boston and sixty miles southwest of Portland. The town is bordered on three sides by the Piscataqua River and the Great Bay Estuary. The Town was founded in 1713 and is home to a well-planned mix of beautiful residential neighborhoods as well as bustling commercial and industrial districts...

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Newington Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Town Hall and School House
Newington, New Hampshire, USA

Town Hall and School House
Restaurant and Store of Prescott and Elliot
Newington, New Hampshire, USA

Restaurant and Store of Prescott and Elliot

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A meetinghouse was erected in Newington in 1712.
1725 - Newington - About 1725 the parsonage was built near the Town Forest, considered one of the oldest in the America.
The town of Newington was incorporated in 1764 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth.
In 1794, a bridge was completed across Little Bay from Fox Point in Newington to the south bank of the Bellamy River in Dover, by way of Goat Island—a major engineering feat in its day.
1839 - Newington
Newington, New Hampshire
Rockingham county. The soil is generally sandy and unproductive, excepting near the waters, where it yields good crops of grain and grass. At Fox point, in the N.W. part of the town, Piscataqua bridge is thrown over the river to Goat island, and thence to Durham shore. The bridge was erected in 1793, is 2,600 feet long, and 40 wide; cost $65,401. Newington was originally a part of Portsmouth and Dover, and was early settled. It was dis-annexed, and incorporated in July, 1764.

Newington was among the settlements early exposed to the ravages of the Indians. In May, 1690, a party of Indians, under a sagamore of the name of Hoophood, attacked Fox point, destroyed several houses, killed 14 persons, and took 6 prisoners. They were immediately pursued by the inhabitants, who recovered some of the captives and a part of the plunder, after a severe action in which Hoophood was wounded.

Newington is 42 miles E.S.E. from Concord and 5 W. from Portsmouth.... Read MORE...

Langdon Library in Newington was established in 1892.
In 1952, 45% of Newington's land area was seized by the U.S. Air Force for the construction of Pease Air Force Base
2023 - Whether you're a resident or just passing through, there are several places to go and things to do in and around Newington that will make your visit memorable.
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge: If you're a nature enthusiast, this refuge is a must-visit. It offers hiking trails, bird watching, and stunning views of Great Bay. It's an excellent spot for photography and wildlife observation. The diverse ecosystem here is home to various bird species and other wildlife.

Odiorne Point State Park: Located on the coast, Odiorne Point State Park is a fantastic place for outdoor activities. You can take leisurely walks along the shore, have a picnic, or explore the extensive trail system. The Seacoast Science Center, located within the park, offers educational exhibits on marine life and local history.

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse: Just a short drive from Newington, you can visit the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. It's an iconic landmark with a rich history. You can take guided tours to learn about its past and even climb to the top for breathtaking views of the coastline.

Wentworth by the Sea: This historic grand hotel in nearby New Castle ... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Newington, New Hampshire, USA

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male ancestorJames RAWLINS (1612, Cornwall County, England - August 13, 1687, Newington, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorGeorge HUNTRESS (15 September 1644, Plympton, Devon, England - 19 August 1715, Newington, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorMary NOTT (1648, Dartmouth, Devonshire, England - 1715, Newington, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorSarah RAWLINS (1650, Newington, New Hampshire, USA - May 20, 1719, Dover, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorBenjamin BICKFORD (1664, Newington, New Hampshire, USA - 2 June 1725, Newington, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorHatevil NUTTER (1670, Dover, New Hampshire, USA - 22 November 1745, Newington, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorJethro FURBER (1675, Newington, New Hampshire, USA - 2 March 1715, Dover, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorTheophilus DAM (1724, Newington, New Hampshire, USA - 10 January 1800, Dover, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorOlive NUTTER (1727, Newington, New Hampshire, USA - , )

Ancestors Who Were Married in Newington, New Hampshire, USA

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male ancestorHatevil NUTTER (1670 - 22 November 1745) and female ancestorLeah NUTE (1680 - ) married 16 May 1716
male ancestorJohn MOULTON (11 August 1717 - 8 July 1779) and female ancestorMary MARSTON (28 June 1724 - 19 January 1804) married 17 January 1744
male ancestorIchabod ROLLINS (1722 - August 1784) and female ancestorOlive NUTTER (1727 - ) married 6 January 1749

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