Introduction to Hampton, New Hampshire

Hampton, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 16 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 41 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Hampton History

Hampton was previously known as Winnacunnet. Its original name was derived from an Algonquian Abenaki term meaning "pleasant pines." Reverend Stephen Bachiler and a group of parishioners first settled the area in 1638. Hampton was incorporated as a town in 1639. It was renamed after Hampton, England. The first railroad entered the area in the 1850s and enabled Hampton to become a popular oceanfront resort.

Hampton and nearby Attractions

  • Tuck Museum
  • Hampton Beach State Park
  • Fuller Gardens
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Seabrook Beach
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Hampton

Hampton offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Tuck Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Hampton Beach State Park is a popular summer tourist destination. The Odiorne State Park and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are also popular.

Hampton Transportation

Pease International Airport is nearby.

Hampton Higher Education

The University of New Hampshire, Merrimack College and Northern Essex Community College offer courses in higher studies.

Hampton Almanac

County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3842
P.O. Box Zip Codes3843
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.94
Approximate Longitude-70.82

Hampton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
Distance14 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
Distance15.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Hampton Public Libraries

Lane Memorial Library
Hampton, New Hampshire
(603) 926-3368

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Hampton Public Schools

Adeline C. Marston School
4 Marston Way
ZIP: 3842
(603) 926-8708
Total Enrollment 412
Hampton Academy
29 Academy Ave.
ZIP: 3842
(603) 926-2000
Total Enrollment 380
Hampton Centre School
53 Winnacunnet Rd.
ZIP: 3842
(603) 926-8706
Total Enrollment 349
Winnacunnet High School
1 Alumni Dr.
ZIP: 3842
(603) 926-3395
Total Enrollment 1109

Hampton Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
289 Lafayette Rd
ZIP: 3842
Total Enrollment 182
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