1. State Motto: Live Free or Die- so true!
2. Franklin Pierce – The 14th President of the United States. New Hampshire can claim one president, Franklin Pierce, who is consistently ranked as both the hottest and worst President in America’s history.
3. NH was the 9th state in the United States to become a state on 06/21/1788.
4. While it is common knowledge that New Hampshire starts the election season, Dixville Notch is even more eager. At Midnight on election day, polls open in Dixville Notch and proceed to close one minute later. The total population of Dixville Notch is 12 and is not even considered a town, but referred to as an unincorporated village.
5. Tupperware was invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper in Berlin NH.
6. The first women’s magazine editor in the nation was Sara Hale from Newport NH.
7. The largest American flag in the nation was made at t he Amoskeag Mills in Manchester NH in 1914 and is 90 feet long and 50 feet high.
8. The first American in space hails from Derry NH. Alan Shepard was born in 1923.
9. The oldest summer resort in America was built in 1768. Governor John Wentworth built the estate in Wolfeboro NH.
10. The largest private wild game preserve in North America was established in 1888 by Austin Corbin II from Newport. The preserve in 25,000 acres near Croydon Mountain.
11. The first snowmobile in the nation was invented by George Morton of Bartlett NH.
12. The very first potato was planted in Londonderry NH in 1719
13. The first free public library was built in Peterborough New Hampshire in 1833.
14. NH had the first women’s strike in 1828 when 400 female workers walked out of the Dover Cotton factory.
15. The first alarm clock was invented by Levi Hutchins in Londonderry in 1787.
16. The first aerial passenger tram was built in Franconia Notch in 1938.
17. Mount Washington, located in Coos County, holds the record for the highest wind speed at ground level. The summit’s winds are said to be three times as strong as most hurricanes.
18. Sales Tax: New Hampshire has no general sales tax
19. Personal Income Tax: New Hampshire has no general personal income tax. Dividends and interest are taxed at only 5%.
20. New Hampshire state law prohibits the use of eminent domain for private use or private development
21. Capital Gains Tax: New Hampshire has no capital gains tax.
22. Right to Revolution: New Hampshire's constitution is one of only six state constitutions that expressly protect citizens’ right to revolution (Section 1, Article 10).
23. New Hampshire offers the lowest tax burden as a percentage of gross income in the nation.
24. Small Business: New Hampshire is friendly to small businesses and entrepreneurs. New Hampshire is frequently among the top 5 in nationwide rankings of business-friendly states.
25. New Hampshire is the safest state in the country.
26. New Hampshire offers many private/non-government schooling options, including home schools, Montessori schools, Waldorf schools, religious schools, boarding schools, and traditional private high schools.
27. New Hampshire is home to 23 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities, including Ivy League member, Dartmouth. New Hampshire also offers several trade schools. Schooling Options
28. Air transportation to and from New Hampshire is facilitated by 118 registered airports, 64 registered heliports, and 6 registered sea plane bases.
29. New Hampshire offers extraordinary opportunities for black bear, coyote, moose, white-tailed deer, waterfowl, and beaver hunting as well as deep-sea, river, lake and even ice fishing
30. Varied Communities: New Hampshire offers an incredibly diverse mix of communities. Whether you are interested in living in a city, in the suburbs, on a farm, by the beach, in the mountains, or on a lake, you can find your dream home in New Hampshire.
31. Water Resources: New Hampshire offers abundant water resources. The potential for water shortages in NH is insignificant.
32. Outdoor Activities: New Hampshire offers outdoor activities throughout the year, including biking, bird watching, boating, camping, climbing, fishing, golfing, going to the beach, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, skate boarding, skiing, and snowmobiling.33. Hiker’s Dream: NH is a great place for hikers, boasting 48 mountains with peaks higher than 4,000 feet, access to the Appalachian Trail, and numerous trails of various distances and difficulties throughout the state.
34. Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey is the 3rd most-hiked mountain in the world.
35. New Hampshire is a state with breathtaking beauty and scenery - the ocean, lakes, mountains, forests, rivers, picturesque New England towns, covered bridges, and historical homes.
Famous People from New Hampshire:
Dan Brown who is the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Frost who is a Pulitzer Prize poet.
J.D. Salinger is the author of Catcher in the Rye NH.
The author of Mary Had A Little Lamb, Sarah Joseph Hale, was born in 1830 in Newport NH.
Goody Cole was the only Witch ever convicted in NH.
Home of two Olympic champions- Bode Miller and Kris Freeman
"On Golden Pond," was Filmed on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH. Charlene Joyce of New Hampton, NH, was the Art Director for the movie and my drama teacher at The New Hampton School.
"Jumanji" Which was Filmed in Keene and Swanzey, NH.
"The Cider House Rules" Which was Filmed in Hampton Falls, NH.
"The Good Son" Which was Filmed in North Conway and Conway Lake, NH.
George Carlin: When actor/comedian George Carlin died from heart failure in June 2008, one of his last wishes included spreading a portion of his ashes in Spofford Lake in NH. Carlin spent many summers at Spofford Lake at Camp Notre Dame when he was a young boy. Every year winning the Camp Notre Dame drama award which was said that sparked his career in comedy and acting. One of his prize possessions was a necklace that won at the camp. He was even wearing it when he died. George Carlin was well known as the first host of Saturday Night Live.
Guinness World Records:
2009- The world’s largest cupcake was built by Ryan Abood from Gourmet Gift Baskets in Manchester. The cupcake was 1,224 pounds, used 800 eggs and took 12 hours to bake.
2000- The world’s largest candy counter is Chutters in Littleton. It is 111 feet long, 3 tiers and 800 jars of delicious sweets.
The NH state insect is the ladybug which was adopted in 1977. 1
The NH state butterfly is the Karner Blue, established in 1992.
The NH state tree is the white birch established in 1947.
The NH state sport is skiing and was adopted in 1998.
The NH state Flower is the Purple Lilac
The NH state drink is Apple Cider
How about that! Facts that just makes New Hampshire such a wonderful place!!.