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Maps of New Hampshire

Discover the past of New Hampshire through State maps in our online collection of old historical maps that span over 300 years of growth. View New Hampshire Maps such as historical county boundaries changes as well as old vintage maps.

Maps of New Hampshire

There are many fabulous New Hampshire map resources in the state. Using them, researchers can track geographic features, political divisions, and migration trails with relative ease. Researchers may want to obtain a copy of the town of interest’s lotting map, which showed how land was divided prior to being sold off or granted to settlers.

The New Hampshire Records and Archives holds a large collection of those lotting maps, which are organized according to town and number of lots.

The name of the original proprietor of the land may also be listed. That can lead the researcher to a very useful title chain. The New Hampshire State Papers also contains many of those records.

1691-1777 Map of New Hamshire Province territorial claims

1691-1777 Map of New Hamshire Province territorial claims

Maps can be very useful in conducting New Hampshire research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Several kinds of maps are available which can help in locating land or farms. Most historical maps of New Hampshire were published in atlases.

Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Tracing the history of early families in New Hampshire is much easier if the researcher has an understanding of New Hampshire gazetteers and maps.

The Province of New Hampshire was organized on 1629. The State of New Hampshire was created as a the 9th state on June 21, 1788.

States bordering New Hampshire are MaineMassachusettsVermont and Canada.

The 10 largest cities in New Hampshire are  ManchesterNashua,  ConcordDerryDoverRochesterSalemMerrimackHudsonLondonderry and Keene


Map of New Hampshire County Formations 1764-1874

Map of New Hampshire County Boundaries and County Seats

Map of New Hampshire County Boundaries and County Seats

This Interactive Map of New Hampshire Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from 1764 to 1874.

New Hampshire contains 10 counties. In 1771 the first New Hampshire counties were formed. They were Cheshire County, Grafton County, Hillsborough County, Rockingham County and Strafford County.

The last counties to be formed was Belknap County and Carroll County on December 22, 1840.


New Hampshire County Map Formation by Year

New Hampshire Map Abbreviations

  1. unorg. = unorganized
  2. g. = gained
  3. w. = with
  4. fr. = from
  5. atmt. = attachment
  6. exch = exchanged
  7. nca.= non county area
  8. ch. = changed
  1. Bel - Belknap
  2. Car - Carroll
  3. Che - Cheshire
  4. Co - Coos
  5. Gft - Grafton

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