Introduction to Dover, New Hampshire

Dover, New Hampshire is 30 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 58 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Strafford county.

Dover History

Originally known as Wecohamet by Native Americans, the area was first explored by Martin Ping in 1603. The first settlements began in 1623. It was officially incorporated as Dover in 1637, but was known as Northam from 1639 to 1641, before returning to its original name. It was named in honor of Robert Dover, an English lawyer.

Dover and nearby Attractions

  • Wapack National Wildlife Refuge
  • University of New Hampshire Museum
  • Water Country Waterpark
  • Garrison Hill Park

Things To Do In Dover

Dover has a wide range of attraction sites within easy access. The Woodman Institute is a museum exhibiting rare and unique artifacts related to the city’s local and natural history. The Garrison Hill Tower offers a panoramic view of the city. Local festivals include the Apple Harvest Festival. Dover also has a large number of parks and recreational areas for outdoor activities.

Dover Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Pease International Airport.

Dover Higher Education

McIntosh College is Dover’s local institute of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College and the University of New England-University Campus.

Dover Almanac

County Strafford County
Standard Zip Codes3820
P.O. Box Zip Codes3821
Company Zip Codes3822
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.19
Approximate Longitude-70.87

Dover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Dover Public Libraries

Dover Public Library
Dover, New Hampshire
(603) 516-6050

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Dover Hospitals

Wentworth-douglass Hospital
789 Central Avenue
(603) 742-5252

Dover Public Schools

Cocheco Arts And Technology Charter Academy
40 Hampshire Cir
ZIP: 3820
(603) 742-0700
Total Enrollment 64
Dover Middle School
16 Daley Dr.
ZIP: 3820
(603) 516-7200
Total Enrollment 1168
Dover Senior High School
25 Alumni Dr.
ZIP: 3820
(603) 516-6900
Total Enrollment 1301
Garrison School
50 Garrison Rd.
ZIP: 3820
(603) 516-6752
Total Enrollment 469
Horne Street School
78 Horne St.
ZIP: 3820
(603) 516-6756
Total Enrollment 535
Woodman Park School
11 Towle Ave.
ZIP: 3820
(603) 516-6700
Total Enrollment 599

Dover Private Schools

Children In Motion
274 County Farm Rd
ZIP: 3820
Total Enrollment 8
Happy Helpers Preschool Educational Center
6 Heather Ln
ZIP: 3820
Total Enrollment 10
My School
118 Locust St
ZIP: 3820
Total Enrollment 10
Portsmouth Christian Academy
20 Seaborne Dr
ZIP: 3820
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 556
St Mary Academy
222 Central Ave
ZIP: 3820
Total Enrollment 318
St Thomas Aquinas High School
197 Dover Point Rd
ZIP: 3820
Total Enrollment 643
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