Introduction to Concord, New Hampshire

Concord is located in Merrimack County and is the capital of New Hampshire. The city includes the communities of Penacook, East Concord and West Concord. The Merrimack River travels through the municipality. The downtown area is situated on a terrace located west of the River. Neighborhoods in the city are positioned on small hills. Penacook Lake is in the vicinity.

Concord Heights, situated on a bluff, primarily serves as a center for commerce. The city is recognized as a major center for health care and is home to several significant insurance companies.


The region was home to the Abenaki Native Americans known as the Penacook. In 1725 the area was established as the Plantation of Penacook. In 1734 the city was incorporated and was called Rumford. In 1765 Governor Benning Wentworth changed the name of the town to Concord. The area became increasingly more significant throughout most of the 18th century. The central location of Concord was a primary factor for the city becoming the state capital in 1808. The opening of a canal and lock system which gave boats the opportunity to travel around the Amoskeag Falls and continue to Boston was a significant factor for choosing Concord as the state capital.

The city became recognized as a major center for the manufacturing of furniture as well as a source for granite. In 1828 the company known as Abbot-Downing Coaches was established. The Concord Coach was their most well-known model. Beginning in 1842 the town became a center for the railroad industry and was a primary factor for the population of Concord to almost double in size within a decade.

Places of Interest

The city is home to numerous noteworthy landmarks and popular attractions including:

  • The New Hampshire State House
  • The Eagle Hotel provided meals for Presidents Benjamin Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford Hayes
  • Phenix Hall
  • The Walker-Woodman House is recognized as the oldest home in Concord
  • Pierce Manse was the residence of President Franklin Pierce before and after his presidency
  • New Hampshire Historical Society
  • Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
  • 118-158 North Main Street showcases four noteworthy buildings constructed in the 19th century
  • State Block
  • James R. Hill Building
  • Chase Block
  • Railroad Square
  • Endicott Hotel
  • Capital Center for the Arts


Interstates 89 and 93 are the primary interstates that serve the city. U.S. Route 3 is recognized as the the city's Main Street. Air flights are provided at the Manchester - Boston Regional Airport.

Higher Education

The Franklin Pierce Law Center and Hesser College - Concord are located in the city.

Concord Almanac

CountyMerrimack County
Standard Zip Codes03301, 03303
P.O. Box Zip Codes3302
Company Zip Codes3305
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.23
Approximate Longitude-71.56

Concord Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Concord Public Libraries

Concord Public Library
Concord, New Hampshire
(603) 225-8670

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Concord Hospitals

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
254 Pleasant Street
(603) 226-9800
Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant Street
(603) 227-7000

Concord Public Schools

Abbot-downing School
152 South St.
ZIP: 3301
(603) 225-0827
Total Enrollment 409
Beaver Meadow School
40 Sewalls Fall Rd.
ZIP: 3301
(603) 225-0853
Total Enrollment 376
Broken Ground School
51 South Curtisville Road
ZIP: 3301
(603) 225-0855
Total Enrollment 395
Christa Mcauliffe School
17 North Spring Street
ZIP: 3301
(603) 225-0840
Total Enrollment 418
Concord High School
170 Warren St.
ZIP: 3301
(603) 225-0800
Total Enrollment 1668
Mill Brook School
53 South Curtisville Road
ZIP: 3301
(603) 225-0830
Total Enrollment 460
Rundlett Middle School
144 South St.
ZIP: 3301
(603) 225-0862
Total Enrollment 1010

Concord Private Schools

Bishop Brady High School
25 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 3301
Total Enrollment 361
Capital Christian School
310 Sheep Davis Rd
ZIP: 3301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Concord Christian Academy
37 Regional Dr
ZIP: 3301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 180
Montessori Childrens Center Of Concord
131 Hoit Rd
ZIP: 3301
Total Enrollment 2
Shaker Road School
95 Shaker Rd
ZIP: 3301
Total Enrollment 233
St John Regional School
61 S State St
ZIP: 3301
Total Enrollment 218
St Paul's School
325 Pleasant St
ZIP: 3301
Total Enrollment 531
The Early Enrichment Center
16 Chenell Dr
ZIP: 3301
Total Enrollment 58
Trinity Christian School
80 Clinton St
ZIP: 3301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 155
Woodside School
114 S Fruit St
ZIP: 3301
Total Enrollment 15
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Historic Concord


Merrimack County Court House c1908.

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Merrimack County Court House c1908.

Old Henry O. Walker house c1905.

Concord (new high school) between 1900 and 1910

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