Concord is the inspiring capital of New Hampshire. It is the county seat of Merrimack County and includes multiple villages. The villages of East Concord, West Concord, and Penacook are part of Concord.
Abenaki Native Americans called Penacook lived in the area for thousands of years before Europeans came. The area was settled by people from Massachusetts Bay between 1725 and 1727. It was renamed Concord in 1765. Concord continued to grow and was chosen the capital of New Hampshire after the Revolution. It officially became the capital in 1808.
Concord has a humid continental climate. Winters are long, cold, and snowy. Summers are very warm and sometimes humid. Spring and fall are transitional and brief.
The three top employers in Concord are the State of New Hampshire, Concord Hospital, and the Steeplegate Mall. Other government, education, and private sector employers fill out the top employers. Concord is home to NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Granite State College, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and Franklin Pierce University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.
There are several sites of interest in Concord. The New Hampshire State House is the oldest state house in the country where its legislature still meets in its original chambers. It was constructed between 1815 and 1818. Other landmarks and tourist attractions include Phenix Hall, Beaver Meadow Golf Course, and the SNOB Film Festival.
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