New Hampshire became the 9th state in 1788 and is the 41st largest state by population with about 1.3 million residents. It is also the 44th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 9,350 square miles. New Hampshire is home to Manchester, which is the state's largest city with a population of approximately 108,000 people.
New Hampshire was named for Hampshire, England by Captain John Mason.
Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map, the state song and views of the New Hampshire State Quarter.
New Hampshire State Capital - Concord
State Nickname - New Hampshire has four nicknames:
(The Granite State, the Mother of Rivers,
the White Mountain State and the Switzerland of America)
State Motto - "Live Free or Die"
State Flower - Purple Lilac
State Wildflower - Pink Lady's Slipper
State Tree - White Birch
State Bird - Purple Finch
State Butterfly - The Karner Blue or Melissa Blue
State Animal - White Tail Deer
State Dog - Chinook
State Freshwater Fish - Brook Trout
State Saltwater Game Fish - Striped Bass
State Insect - Ladybug
State Amphibian - Red-spotted Newt
State Mineral - Beryl
State Gemstone - Smoky Quartz
State Rock or Stone - Granite
State Fruit - Pumpkin
State Sport - Skiing
Official State Web Site - www.nh.gov
Old New Hampshire
The words were written by Dr. John F. Holmes.
The music was composed by Maurice Hoffmann.
With a skill that knows no measure,
From the golden store of Fate
God, in His great love and wisdom,
Made the rugged Granite State;
Made the lakes, the fields, the forests;
Made the Rivers and the rills;
Made the bubbling, crystal fountains
Of New Hampshire’s Granite Hills
Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State
Builded he New Hampshire glorious
From the borders to the sea;
And with matchless charm and splendor
Blessed her for eternity.
Hers, the majesty of mountain;
Hers, the grandeur of the lake;
Hers, the truth as from the hillside
Whence her crystal waters break
"New Hampshire, my New Hampshire"
Words by Julius Richelson and music by Walter P. Smith.
"New Hampshire Hills"
Words by Paul Scott Mowrer and music by Tom Powers.
"Autumn in New Hampshire"
Words and music by Leo Austin.
"New Hampshire’s Granite State"
Words and music by Anne B. Currier.
"Oh, New Hampshire (You’re My Home)"
Words and music by Brownie McIntosh.
"The Old Man of the Mountain"
Words and music by Paul Belanger.
"The New Hampshire State March"
Words and music by Rene Richards.
"New Hampshire Naturally"
Words and music by Rick Shaw and Ron Shaw.
United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)