Thursday, September 22

Facts about New Hampshire

New Hampshire Facts

Learn facts about New Hampshire for kids.

Have you ever taken a vacation to New Hampshire before? You may already live there. Whichever it may be, you can learn some facts about New Hampshire right here! Just keep on reading. I love to learn cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. I would like to share some of those cool facts with you! So, every Thursday, I will post facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about Nevada. This week, we are posting cool facts about New Hampshire. You will learn about New Hampshire's state flag, bird, and other facts. The countdown is on only 21 more states to blog about! 

Did you know New Hampshire was the ninth (9th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! New Hampshire officially joined the union on June 21, 1788! New Hampshire is located in the Northeast region of the United States. New Hampshire is a New England state. New Hampshire is bordered by three (3) states: Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. New Hampshire also shares a border with Canada and the Atlantic Ocean. New Hampshire is the forty-sixth (46th) largest state in the United States. New Hampshire is one of the smallest states. There are about 1,388,992 people who reside in the state of New Hampshire.


New Hampshire famous person alert:

Did you know Robert F. Fox, also known as Toby Fox, was born in Manchester, New Hampshire? Robert F. Fox is a video game developer and composer. Robert F. Fox studied environmental science at Northeastern University.


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Facts about New Hampshire:

1. New Hampshire is known for a few things: Maple syrup, granite production, and its beautiful landscapes. A few of the nicknames for the state of New Hampshire are the Granite State, the White Mountain State, and the Mother of Rivers State. The New Hampshire state motto is Live Free or Die. The New Hampshire state motto was adopted in 1945. The abbreviation for New Hampshire is NH.

2. Concord is the capital of New Hampshire. It officially became the capital sometime in 1808. Concord has an estimated population of about 43,503 people.

3. The state bird of New Hampshire is the Purple finch. It was chosen as the state bird in 1957. The Purple finch is not really purple but more pinkish-red with some brown and creamy tannish white on its underneath area.

4. The New Hampshire official state flower is the Purple lilac, also known as Syringa vulgaris. This perennial flowering shrub started to bloom in April and May and became the official state flower in 1919.

5. New Hampshire’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1909. New Hampshire’s state flag has a blue background with New Hampshire’s state seal on it.

6. Apples, blueberries, grapes, parsnips, squash, and strawberries are some of the crops grown in New Hampshire.

7. Some cool places to visit while in New Hampshire are the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, NH., Hampton Beach State Park, and Story Land in Glen, NH.

8. Some animals that live in New Hampshire are bald eagles, coyotes, foxes, moose, northern river otters, and white-tailed deer.

9. New Hampshire can get very hot and cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in New Hampshire was 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Nashua, New Hampshire, on July 4, 1911. The coldest temperature ever recorded in New Hampshire was -47 degrees (47 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Mount Washington, New Hampshire, on January 29, 1934.



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Facts about New Hampshire



Get your free printable New Hampshire worksheet here:

 New Hampshire worksheet

New Hampshire worksheet

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Books about New Hampshire:

1. My United States New Hampshire by Nel Yomtov

2. The Colors of New Hampshire by Angela Welch

3. Hello, New Hampshire! by Martha Day Zschock

4. N is for New Hampshire by Rebecca Rule

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

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Tune in next week to learn some quick facts about New Jersey! Thank you for reading my post!! “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”-William James

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