The satellite view shows Concord, the capital city of the state of New Hampshire
and the county seat of Merrimack County in New England, United States
. The town is located about 68 mi (110 km) northwest of Boston
at the Merrimack River, southeast of the Penacook Lake in the southern part of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire State Capitol with the statue of John Stark, hero of the Revolutionary War. New Hampshire state motto - "Live Free or Die" was coined by General Stark.
Image: James Walsh
The first Europeans settled in New Hampshire along the seacoast in the 1620s. It was a small number of communities making a living doing fishing and traded timber and fur.
At the beginning of the 18t-century the New Hampshire communities came under the rule of the British crown colony of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, until 1741 when the Province of New Hampshire got its own government.
In January 1776, New Hampshire became the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of the authority of the British Kingdom.
In 1788 New Hampshire became the ninth state to sign the United States Constitution.
In 1734 a settlement, known as the Plantation of Penacook, was incorporated as Rumford
, and later renamed to Concord. In 1808 Concord became the seat of the state government of New Hampshire.
Today Concord has a population of about 43,000 inhabitants (in 2018).
Concord is home to
the University of New Hampshire School of Law (law.unh.edu
), the private college-preparatory of St. Paul's School, and a community college.
Concord's points of interest:
Concord's main attractions are:
The New Hampshire State Capitol
, the oldest U.S. state capitol in which a legislature still meets in its original chambers.
New Hampshire State Legislative Office Building in Concord.
Image: J. Stephen Conn
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
), a science museum, dedicated to Christa McAuliffe, the NASA space teacher who was killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, and Alan Shepard, the first American to travel into space.
Concord Historic District
is the least altered part of the historic center of Concord.
the former hotel opened in 1827 across the street from the New Hampshire State House.
Capitol Center for the Arts
) is the largest performing arts center in New Hampshire; it offers Broadway shows, music, theatre, comedy, dance, opera, and more.
Community Players of Concord
) is a community theater company.
Red River Theatres
) an Arthouse cinema showing first-run indie films and classics.
Old North Cemetery
was the first burial ground in the town, established in 1730.
are two ponds for fishing largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and horned pout.
is a lake and the water supply for the city.
) is an indoor arena with an ice skating rink from mid-September to mid-March.
The map shows a city map of Concord with expressways, main roads, and streets, and the location of Concord Municipal Airport
Just zoom in to see New Hampshire State House, it houses the usual agencies of a state government like the General Court, Governor's office and the Executive Council.
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