New Hampshire County History and Listings

New Hampshire County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of New Hampshire has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

Belknap
34 County Dr., Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 524-5400
http://www.belknapcounty.org
Incorporated: Dec 22, 1840
Parent counties: Strafford, Merrimac
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: 1808, Bureau of Vital Records
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1841, Probate Court
Court: 1841, Clerk of Superior Court
Naturalization: 1842, County Courthouse
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Alton 1796, Barnstead 1727, Centre Harbor 1797, Gilmanton 1727, Meredith 1768, New Hampton 1777, Sanbornton 1770.

Carroll
95 WaterVillage Rd., Ossipee, NH 03864
(603) 539-7751
http://www.carrollcountynh.net
Incorporated: Dec 22, 1840
Parent county: Strafford
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: 1808, Bureau of Vital Records
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1841, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1840, Probate Court
Court: 1861, County Courthouse
Naturalization: 1871, County Courthouse
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Albany 1766, Brookfield 1794, Chatham 1767, Conway 1765, Eaton 1766, Effingham 1778, Moultonborough 1777, Ossipee 1785, Sandwich 1763, Tamworth 1766, Tuftonborough 1795, Wakefield 1774, Wolfeborough 1770.

Cheshire
12 Court St., Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-6902
http://wwwco.cheshire.nh.us
Incorporated: April 29, 1769
Parent county: Original County
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: 1808, Bureau of Vital Records
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1770, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1769, Probate Court
Wills: 1771, Probate Court
Court: 1871, County Courthouse
Naturalization: 1860, County Courthouse
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Alstead 1763, Chesterfield 1752, Dublin 1771, Fitzwilliam 1773, Gilsum 1787, Hinsdale 1753, Jaffrey 1773, Keene 1753, Marlborough 1776, Marlow 1761, Nelson 1774, Richmond 1752, Rindge 1768, Stoddard 1774, Sullivan 1787, Surry 1769, Swanzey 1753, Walpole 1752, Winchester 1753.

Coos
Box 309, Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-4900
http://www.cooscountynh.us
Incorporated: Dec. 24, 1803
Parent county: Grafton
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: 1808, Bureau of Vital Records
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1772, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1885, Registrar of Probate
Court: 1886, County Courthouse
Naturalization: 1888, Supreme Court
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Bartlett 1790, Cambridge 1773, Colebrook 1790, Columbia 1797, Dalton 1784, Dummer 1773, Jefferson 1796, Kilkenny 1774, Lancaster 1763, Millsfield 1774, Northumberland 1779, Stratford 1773, Stewartstown 1799, Success 1773, Whitefield 1774.

Grafton
3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH 03774
(603) 787-6941
http://www.graftoncountynh.us
Incorporated: April 29, 1769
Parent county: Original County
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: 1773, State Archives
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1773, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1873, Probate Court
Court: 1773, County Courthouse
Naturalization: 1840, Superior Court
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Alexandria 1782, Bath 1761, Benton 1764, Bethlehem 1799, Bridgewater 1788, Campton 1761, Canaan 1761, Danbury 1795, Dorchester 1761, Enfield 1761, Franconia 1764, Grafton 1778, Groton 1796, Hanover 1761, Haverhill 1763, Hebron 1792, Hill 1778, Holderness 1761, Landaff 1764, Lebanon 1761, Lisbon 1768, Lincoln 1764, Littleton 1784, Lyman 1761, Lyme 1761, Orange 1780, Orford 1761, Plymouth 1763, Rumney 1761, Thornton 1781, Warren 1763, Wentworth 1766, Woodstock 1784.

Hillsborough
Ste 1, 30 Spring St., Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 883-6461
http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org
Incorporated: April 29, 1769
Parent county: Original County
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1771, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1771, Probate Court
Court: 1772, Superior Court
Naturalization: 1842, Superior Court
Notes: State Archives has divorce records 1783-ca. 1836. Towns organized before 1800: Amherst 1760, Antrim 1777, Bedford 1750, Brookline 1789, Deering 1774, Francestown 1772, Goffstown 1761, Greenfield 1791, Hancock 1779, Hillsborough 1772, Hollis 1746, Hudson 1746, Litchfield 1749, Lyndeborough 1764, Manchester 1751, Mason 1768, Merrimack 1746, Milford 1794, Nashua 1746, New Ipswich 1762, New Boston 1763, Pelham 1746, Peterborough 1760, Sharon 1791, Temple 1769, Weare 1764, Wilton 1762, Windsor 1798.

Merrimack
163 N Main St., Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-5501
http://www.ci.concord.nh.us
Incorporated: July 1, 1823
Parent counties: Rockingham, Hillsborough
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: 1840, County Clerk
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1823, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1823, Probate Court
Court: 1840, County Courthouse
Naturalization: 1846, County Courthouse
Burial: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Notes: State Archives has divorce records 1824-1880. Towns organized before 1800: Andover 1779, Bradford 1771, Bow 1727, Boscawen 1760, Canterbury 1727, Chichester 1727, Concord 1765, Dunbarton 1765, Epsom 1727, Henniker 1768, Hopkinton 1765, Loudon 1773, New Bradford 1787, Newbury 1778, New London 1779, Northfield 1780, Pembroke 1759, Pittsfield 1782, Salisbury 1768, Sutton 1784, Warner 1774.

Rockingham
119 North Rd., Brentwood, NH 03833
(603) 679-9350
http://www.co.rockingham.nh.us
Incorporated: April 29, 1769
Parent county: Original County
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: ca 1920, State Archives
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1770, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1771, Probate Court
Court: 1772, Common Pleas Court
Naturalization: 1771, Superior Court
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Atkinson 1767, Brentwood 1742, Candia 1763, Chester 1722, Danville 1760, Deerfield 1766, East Kingston 1738, Epping 1741, Exeter 1638, Gosport 1715, Greenland 1704, Hampstead 1749, Hampton 1639, Hampton Falls 1723, Kensington 1737, Kingston 1694, Londonderry 1722, New Castle 1693, Newington 1764, New Market 1727, Newton 1749, North Hampton 1742, Northwood 1773, Nottingham 1722, Plaistow 1749, Poplin 1764, Portsmouth 1653, Raymond 1764, Rye 1726, Salem 1750, Sandown 1756, Seabrook 1768, South Hampton 1742, Stratham 1716, Windham 1741.

Strafford
279 County Farm Rd., Box 799, Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-3065
http://co.strafford.nh.us
Incorporated: April 29, 1769
Parent county: Original County
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1773, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1773, Probate Court
Court: 1773, Superior Court
Naturalization: 1842, Common Pleas Court
Notes: State Archives has divorce records 1780-1859, 1870-1874. Towns organized before 1800: Barrington 1722, Dover 1623, Durham 1732, Farmington 1798, Lee 1766, Madbury 1755, Middleton 1778, New Durham 1762, Rochester 1722, Somersworth 1754.

Sullivan
22 Main St., Box 45, Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-3450
http://courts.state.nh.us/index.htm
Incorporated: July 5, 1827
Parent county: Cheshire
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Town or City Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Divorce: 1827, Superior Court
Death: unknown start, Town or City Clerk
Land: 1827, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1827, Probate Court
Court: 1827, Superior Court
Naturalization: 1838, Supreme Court
Notes: State Archives has divorce records 1828-1919. Towns organized before 1800: Acworth 1766, Charlestown 1753, Claremont 1764, Cornish 1763, Croydon 1763, Goshen 1791, Grantham 1761, Langdon 1787, Lempster 1761, Newport 1761, Plainfield 1761, Springfield 1794, Unity 1764, Washington 1776, Wendell 1781.


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