was Captain John Mason who, after receiving a royal grant for
land in the territory, named it New Hampshire after the English
county where he had spent some of his childhood.
also known as the Granite State for its extensive granite quarries, New Hampshire
is also a top destination for tourists around New York and New England drawn by
a number of recreational, scenic and historic attractions found throughout the
More about New Hampshire travel & tourism around the Web:
Visit New Hampshire - The
official site with information on statewide attractions including White Mountain
and Mount Washington Valley, hotels & lodging, with vacation planner, maps
& picture galleries.