Introduction to Atkinson, New Hampshire
The first settlement in the area took place in 1727. The town of Atkinson was incorporated in 1767. It was named Atkinson in honor of Colonel Theodore Atkinson, the owner of a large stretch of land on Providence Hill. General Nathaniel Peabody, Reverend Stephen Peabody and Doctor William Cogswell established the Atkinson Academy, which is the oldest co-educational school in the U.S., in Atkinson in 1787. It is located in Rockingham County, which was organized in 1771.
Atkinson and nearby Attractions
- American Independence Museum
- Kingston State Park
- Children’s Metamorphosis Museum
- Rye Harbor State Park
- Nashua Historical Society Museum
- Hampton Beach State Park
Things To Do In Atkinson
The Warner House, the Franklin Pierce House and the American Independence Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. The Wallis Sands State Park, the Marshall State Forest, Bear Brook State Park and Pawtuckaway State Park offer various facilities for recreation.
Flights are available from Logan International Airport.
Atkinson Higher Education
Students can pursue higher education at Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State College and New Hampshire College.