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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
 
 
COUNTIES (PCDs)
(with county seats in italics)
[date of formation of county in brackets]
 
Belknap- Laconia [1840]
Carroll- Ossipee [1840]
Cheshire- Keene [1769]
Coos- Lancaster [1803]
Grafton- Woodsville [1769]
Hillsborough- Nashua [1769]
Merrimack- Concord [1823]
Rockingham- Exeter [1769]
Strafford- Dover [1769]
Sullivan- Newport [1827]
 
 
MINOR CIVIL DIVISIONS
[Note: although the "Towns" are the primary Minor Civil Division in NEW HAMPSHIRE, "Cities"- though they are incorporated Municipalities- replace the functions of the Town, are separate from any Town and are, therefore, considered to be- along with the Town- MCDs of the State. The listing below does NOT contain Grants and Purchases authorized by the New Hampshire General Court within the one-time public lands of the State's "North Country", even though these might be considered MCDs for certain purposes.]
[dates of incorporation of MCDs in brackets] 
 
Belknap County
Alton (town) [1796: originally, unorganized 'plantation' of "New Durham"]
Barnstead (town) [1727]
Belmont (town) [1859]
Center Harbor (town) [1797]
Gilford (town) [1812]
Gilmanton (town) [1859: unorganized 'plantation', 1727-1859]
LACONIA (city) [town, 1855; inc. as a city, 1893]- county courthouse
Meredith (town) [1768: unorganized 'plantation' known variously as "New Salem" and "Palmerstown", 1748-1768]
New Hampton (town) [1777: unorganized 'plantation' of "Moultonborough Addition", 1765-1777]
Sanbornton (town) [1770: unorganized 'plantation', 1748-1770]
Tilton (town) [1869]
 
Carroll County
Albany (town) [1833: unorganized 'plantation' of "Burton", 1766-1833] 
Bartlett (town) [1790]
Brookfield (town) [1794]
Chatham (town) [1767]
Conway (town) [1765]
Eaton (town) [1766]
Effingham (town) [1778: unorganized 'plantation' of "Leavittstown", 1749-1778]
Freedom (town) [1832]
Hart's Location (town) [1772]
Jackson (town) [1800: was "Adams", 1800-1829; originally, unorganized 'plantation' of "New Madbury"]
Madison (town) [1852]
Moultonborough (town) [1777: unorganized 'plantation', 1763-1777]
OSSIPEE (town) [1785]- county courthouse
Sandwich (town) [1763]
Tamworth (town) [1766]
Tuftonboro (town) [1795: unorganized 'plantation', 1750-1795]
Wakefield (town) [1774: unorganized 'plantation' of "Watertown" (aka "East-town"), 1749-1774]
Wolfeboro (town) [1770: unorganized 'plantation', 1759-1770]
 
Cheshire County
Alstead (town) [1763: unorganized 'plantation' of "Newton", 1752-1763]
Chesterfield (town) [1760: unorganized 'plantation' of "Number One", 1752-1760]
Dublin (town) [1771: unorganized 'plantation' of "Monadnock", 1749-1771]
Fitzwilliam (town) [1773: unorganized 'plantation' of "Monadnock Number Four", 1752-1773]
Gilsum (town) [1787: unorganized 'plantation', 1752-1787; known as "Boyle", 1752-1763]
Harrisville (town) [1870]
Hinsdale (town) [1753]
Jaffrey (town) [1773: unorganized 'plantation' of "Monadnock Number Two", 1749-1773]
KEENE (city) [town, 1753; inc. as a city, 1873: unorganized 'plantation' of "Upper Ashuelot", 1733-1753]- county courthouse
Marlborough (town) [1776: unorganized 'plantation' of "Monadnock Number Five", 1752-1776]
Marlow (town) [1772: unorganized 'plantation', 1753-1772; known as "Addison", 1753-1761]
Nelson (town) [1774: was "Packersfield", 1774-1814; unorganized 'plantation' of "Monadnock Number Six", 1752-1774]
Richmond (town) [1752: was unorganized 'plantation' of "Sylvester Canada", 1735-1752]
Rindge (town) [1768: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Rowley Canada", 1736-1749 and "Monadnock Number One", 1749-1768]
Roxbury (town) [1812]
Stoddard (town) [1774: unorganized 'plantation' of "Monadnock Number Seven", 1752-1774]
Sullivan (town) [1787]
Surry (town) [1769]
Swanzey (town) [1753: unorganized 'plantation' of "Lower Ashuelot", 1733-1753]
Troy (town) [1815]
Walpole (town) [1752: unorganized 'plantation' of "Number Three", 1736-1752]
Westmoreland (town) [1752: unorganized 'plantation' of "Number Two", 1735-1752]
Winchester (town) [1753: unorganized 'plantation' of "Arlington", 1733-1753]
 
Coos County
[BERLIN] (city) [town, 1829; inc. as a city, 1897: unincorporated 'plantation' of "Maynesborough", 1771-1829]- auxiliary courthouse
Cambridge Township (unorganized 'plantation': granted, 1773)
Carroll (town) [1832: unorganized 'plantation' of "Bretton Woods", 1772-1832]
Clarksville (town) [1853]
Colebrook (town) [1796: unorganized 'plantation', 1762-1796; known as "Dryden", 1762-1770]
Columbia (town) [1797: unorganized 'plantation', 1762-1797; known as "Preston", 1762-1770 and "Cockburn", 1770-1811]
Dalton (town) [1784: unorganized 'plantation' of "Chiswick", 1764-1784]
Dixville (organized 'township': 1960; unorganized 'plantation', 1805-1960)
Dummer (town) [1848: unorganized 'plantation', 1773-1848]
Errol (town) [1836: unorganized 'plantation', 1774-1836]
Gorham (town) [1836: unorganized 'plantation' of "Shelburne", 1770-1836]
Jefferson (town) [1796: unorganized 'plantation' of "Dartmouth", 1765-1796]
Kilkenny Township (unorganized 'plantation': granted, 1774)
LANCASTER (town) [1763]- county courthouse
Milan (town) [1824: unorganized 'plantation' of "Paulsbourg", 1771-1824]
Millsfield (organized 'township': 1932; unorganized 'plantation', 1774-1932)
Northumberland (town) [1779: unorganized 'plantation', 1761-1779; known as "Stonington", 1761-1771]
Odell (unorganized 'township': granted 1834)
Pittsburg (town) [1840: previously, the "Indian Stream Territory"]
Randolph (town) [1824: unorganized 'plantation' of "Durand", 1772-1824]
Shelburne (town) [1769]
Stark (town) [1795: unorganized 'plantation', 1774-1795; known as "Perry", 1774-1832]
Stewartstown (town) [1795: unorganized 'plantation', 1770-1795; known as "Stuart", 1770-1799]
Stratford (town) [1773: unorganized 'plantation' of "Woodbury", 1762-1773]
Success Township (unorganized 'plantation': granted, 1773)
Wentworth's Location (organized 'township': 1966: unorganized 'plantation', 1797-1881; town, 1881-1966)
Whitefield (town) [1804: unorganized 'plantation', 1774-1804]
 
Grafton County
Alexandria (town) [1782: unorganized 'plantation', 1753-1782]
Ashland (town) [1868]
Bath (town) [1760]
Benton (town) [1764: was "Coventry", 1764-1840]
Bethlehem (town) [1799: unorganized 'plantation' of "Lloyd's Hills", 1774-1799]
Bridgewater (town) [1788]
Bristol (town) [1819]
Campton (town) [1761]
Canaan (town) [1761]
Dorchester (town) [1761]
Easton (town) [1876]
Ellsworth (town) [1802: unorganized 'plantation' of "Trecothick", 1769-1802]
Enfield (town) [1784: originally spelled "Endfield"; unorganized 'plantation' of "Relhan", 1761-1784
Franconia (town) [1764]
Grafton (town) [1778: unorganized 'plantation', 1761-1778]
Groton (town) [1796: unorganized 'plantation' of "Cockermouth", 1761-1796]
Hanover (town) [1761]
HAVERHILL (town) [1763]- county courthouse
(c.h. p.o.= "Woodsville")
Hebron (town) [1792]
Holderness (town) [1751]
Landaff (town) [1774: unorganized 'plantation', 1764-1774]
Lebanon (city) [town, 1761; inc. as a city, 1957]
Lincoln (town) [1764]
Lisbon (town) [1824: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Concord", 1763-1764; "Chiswick", 1764-1768 and "Gunthwaite", 1768-1824]  
Littleton (town) [1784: unorganized 'plantation' of "Apthorp", 1770-1784]
Livermore Township (unorganized 'plantation': granted 1876)
Lyman (town) [1761]
Lyme (town) [1761]
Monroe (town) [1854]
Orange (town) [1790: unorganized 'plantation' of "Cardigan", 1769-1790]
Orford (town) [1761]
Piermont (town) [1764]
Plymouth (town) [1763]
Rumney (town) [1761]
Sugar Hill (town) [1962]
Thornton (town) [1781: unorganized 'plantation', 1763-1781]
Warren (town) [1763]
Waterville Valley (town) [1829: was "Waterville", 1829-1967]
Wentworth (town) [1766]
Woodstock (town) [1763: was "Peeling", 1763-1840]
 
Hillsborough County
Amherst (town) [1760: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Narragansett Number Three", 1723-1760]
Antrim (town) [1777]
Bedford (town) [1750: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Narragansett Number Five", 1734-1750]
Bennington (town) [1842]
Brookline (town) [1769: was "Raby", 1769-1798]
Deering (town) [1774]
Francestown (town) [1772]
Goffstown (town) [1761: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Narragansett Number Four", 1733-1761]
Greenfield (town) [1791]
Greenville (town) [1872]
Hancock (town) [1779]
Hillsborough (town) [1772: unorganized 'plantation', 1735-1772; known as "Number Seven", 1735-1748]
Hollis (town) [1746]
Hudson (town) [1746: was "Nottingham West", 1746-1830; unorganized 'plantation' of "Nottingham", 1722-1746]
Litchfield (town) [1734: unorganized 'plantation', 1729-1734; was "Brenton's Farm", 1729-1749]
Lyndeborough (town) [1764: unorganized 'plantation', 1735-1764; known as "Salem Canada", 1735-1753]
[MANCHESTER] (city) [town, 1751; inc. as a city, 1846: was "Derryfield", 1751-1810]- auxiliary courthouse
Mason (town) [1768: was unorganized 'plantation' of "Number One", 1749-1768]
Merrimack (town) [1746]
Milford (town) [1794]
Mont Vernon (town) [1803]
NASHUA (city) [town, 1746: inc. as a city, 1853; was "Dunstable", 1746-1836]- county courthouse
New Boston (town) [1763: unorganized 'plantation' of "Lanestown", 1735-1763]
New Ipswich (town) [1762: unorganized 'plantation', 1735-1762; was "Ipswich", 1735-1766]
Pelham (town) [1746]
Peterborough (town) [1760: unorganized 'plantation', 1737-1760]
Sharon (town) [1791]
Temple (town) [1768: unorganized 'plantation' of "Peterborough Slip", 1750-1768]
Weare (town) [1764: unorganized 'plantation' of "Beverly Canada", 1735-1764]
Wilton (town) [1762: unorganized 'plantation' of "Number Two", 1749-1762]
Windsor (town) [1798]
 
Merrimack County
Allenstown (town) [1831: unorganized 'plantation', 1721-1831]
Andover (town) [1779: unorganized 'plantation' of "New Breton"]
Boscawen (town) [1760: unorganized 'plantation' of "Contoocook", 1732-1760]
Bow (town) [1727]
Bradford (town) [1787: unorganized 'plantation', 1735-1787; known as "Number Two", 1735-1771]
Canterbury (town) [1741: unorganized 'plantation', 1727-1741]
Chichester (town) [1727]
CONCORD (city) [town, 1733; inc. as a city, 1853: was "Rumford", 1733-1765; unorganized 'plantation' of "Penacook", 1659-1733]- state capital/county courthouse
Danbury (town) [1795]
Dunbarton (town) [1765: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Gorhamstown", 1735-1748 and "Starktown", 1748-1765]
Epsom (town) [1727]
Franklin (city) [1828: inc. as a city, 1895]
Henniker (town) [1768]
Hill (town) [1753: was "New Chester", 1753-1837]
Hooksett (town) [1822]
Hopkinton (town) [1765: unorganized 'plantation', 1735-1765]
Loudon (town) [1773]
Newbury (town) [1778: was "Fishersville", 1778-1837; unorganized 'plantation' of "Dantzic", 1765-1778]
New London (town) [1779: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Heidlebourg", 1753-1773 and "Alexandria Addition", 1773-1779]
Northfield (town) [1780]
Pembroke (town) [1759: unorganized 'plantation' known variously as "Lovewell's Town" and "Suncook", 1728-1759]
Pittsfield (town) [1782]
Salisbury (town) [1768: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Baker's Town", 1736-1749 and "Stevens Town", 1749-1768]
Sutton (town) [1784: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Perry's Town", 1749-1784]
Warner (town) [1774: unorganized 'plantation' known as "Number One", 1735-1774]
Webster (town) [1860]
Wilmot (town) [1807]
 
Rockingham County
Atkinson (town) [1767]
Auburn (town) [1845]
Brentwood (town) [1744]
Candia (town) [1763]
Chester (town) [1722: unorganized 'plantation' of "Cheshire", 1721-1722]
Danville (town) [1760: was "Hawke", 1760-1836]
Deerfield (town) [1766]
Derry (town) [1827]
East Kingston (town) [1738]
Epping (town) [1741]
EXETER (town) [1641]- county courthouse
Fremont (town) [1764: was"Poplin", 1764-1854]
Greenland (town) [1704]
Hampstead (town) [1749]
Hampton (town) [1639: unorganized 'plantation' of "Winnacunnet", 1635-1639]
Hampton Falls (town) [1726]
Kensington (town) [1737]
Kingston (town) [1694: originally "Kingstown"]
Londonderry (town) [1722]
New Castle (town) [1693]
Newfields (town) [1895]
Newington (town) [1764: unorganized 'plantation', 1712-1764]
Newmarket (town) [1727]
Newton (town) [1749: originally "Newtown"]
North Hampton (town) [1742]
Northwood (town) [1773]
Nottingham (town) [1722]
Plaistow (town) [1749]
Portsmouth (city) [town, 1653; inc. as a city, 1849: unorganized 'plantation' known variously as "Piscataqua" and "Strawberry Banke", 1623-1653]
Raymond (town) [1764: originally "Freetown"]
Rye (town) [1726]
Salem (town) [1750]
Sandown (town) [1756]
Seabrook (town) [1768]
South Hampton (town) [1742]
Stratham (town) [1716]
Windham (town) [1741]
 
Strafford County
Barrington (town) [1742: unorganized 'plantation', 1722-1742]
DOVER (city) [town, 1641; inc. as a city, 1855: unorganized 'plantation' known variously as "Cocheco" and "Northam", 1623-1641]- county courthouse
Durham (town) [1732]
Farmington (town) [1798]
Lee (town) [1766]
Madbury (town) [1755]
Middleton (town) [1778: unorganized 'plantation', 1749-1778]
Milton (town) [1802]
New Durham (town) [1762: unorganized 'plantation' of "Cocheco Township", 1749-1762]
Rochester (city) [town, 1722: inc. as a city, 1891]
Rollinsford (town) [1849]
Somersworth (city) [town, 1754; inc. as a city, 1893]
Strafford (town) [1820]
 
Sullivan County
Acworth (town) [1766: unorganized 'plantation' of "Burnet", 1752-1766]
Charlestown (town) [1753: unorganized 'plantation' of "Number Four", 1735-1753]
Claremont (city) [town, 1764: inc. as a city, 1947]
Cornish (town) [1763]
Croydon (town) [1763]
Goshen (town) [1791]
Grantham (town) [1761]
Langdon (town) [1787]
Lempster (town) [1772: unorganized 'plantation', 1735-1772; known as "Number Nine", 1735-1753 and "Dupplin", 1753-1761]
NEWPORT (town) [1761: unorganized 'plantation' of "Grenville", 1753-1761]- county courthouse
Plainfield (town) [1761]
Springfield (town) [1794: unorganized 'plantation' of "Protectworth", 1760-1794]
Sunapee (town) [1781: was "Wendell", 1781-1850; unorganized 'plantation' of "Saville", 1768-1781]
Unity (town) [1764: unorganized 'plantation' of "Buckingham", 1753-1764]
Washington (town) [1776: unorganized 'plantation' of "Monadnock Number Eight", 1735-1776]

 


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