Hampton

Web site: http://www.hamptonnh.gov

Population: 12,278 (1990); 14,937 (2000); 15,422 (2006)

Overview
First called Winnacunnet, the Indian name for pleasant pines, Hampton was one of four original New Hampshire towns established by the Massachusetts government. In 1638, the area, which included land now in Seabrook, Kensington, Danville, Kingston, East Kingston, Sandown, North Hampton, South Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Great Boar's Head, was settled by a group of parishioners led by Reverend Stephen Bachiler. The Reverend had previously preached in Hampton, England, and the town was incorporated as Hampton in 1639. Poet John Greenleaf Whittier was a direct descendant of Reverend Bachiler. Construction of the railroad in the 1850s made Hampton's oceanfront a popular resort.

Geography
Region: Seacoast
County: Rockingham
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 32 miles
o Boston, MA: 45 miles
o New York, NY: 300 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 300 miles

Town Hall
Hampton Town Office
100 Winnacunnet Rd
Hampton, NH‎
(603) 926-6766

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Elected
Police Department: Full time (yes or no)
Fire Department: Full time
Nearest Hospital: Exeter in Exeter (7 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 85
State Senate District: 24
Executive Council District: 3
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 1

Schools

Hampton School District
http://www.sau21.org/sau/

Winnacunnet High School
1 Alumni Dr
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-3395

Centre School
53 Winnacunnet Rd
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-8706

Sacred Heart Elementary School
289 Lafayette Rd
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-3254‎
shshampton.org

Hampton Academy
29 Academy Ave.
Hampton, NH 03842
ph - 603.926.2000
ph - 603.926.2009
fax - 603.926.1855



Services
Hampton Fire Department
64 Ashworth Ave
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-3316‎
http://hamptonfirefighters.org/

Hampton Police Department
100 Brown Avenue
Hampton, NH 03842-2954
603-929-4444
http://www.hamptonpd.com/

Lane Memorial Library
2 Academy Ave
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-3368



Utilities
Electric: Unitil;PSNH
Gas: Northern Utilities
Water Supplier: Hampton Water Works
Sanitation: Municipal
Curbside Trash Pickup: Yes
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes


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