New Hampshire County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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Name of County Date Formed Boundary
Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Belknap 1840 Dec 22 Details Strafford none
Carroll 1840 Dec 22 Details Grafton none
Cheshire 1771 Mar 19 Details Colonial lands none
Coos 1803 Dec 24 Details Grafton none
Grafton 1771 Mar 19 Details Colonial lands Carroll 1840, Coos 1803
Hillsboro 1771 Mar 19 Details Colonial lands Merrimack 1823
Merrimack 1823 3 18 Details Rockingham, Hillsborough None
Norfolk (old) 1641 1 16 Details Massachusetts colonial lands New Hampshire colonial lands
Rockingham 1771 Mar 19 Details Colonial lands, Norfolk (old) Merrimack, 1823
Strafford 1771 Mar 19 Details Colonial lands Belknap 1840
Sullivan 1827 Jul 05 Details Cheshire none

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  1. [http://historical-county./website/New_Hampshire/viewer.htm New_Hampshire Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.