STRAFFORD COUNTY, NH

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About Strafford County

Strafford County, named in honor of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, was organized in 1773 as one of the five original counties. River and ocean access made the county's industries of shipbuilding and sawmills strong in the 1600s. Following the close of the Indian Wars, shipbuilding was one of the major businesses in Dover. After 1820 sawmills and gristmills gave way to cotton mills and the Cocheco Print Works. Shoe manufacturing was introduced in Dover in 1847. The Boston and Maine railroad came to Dover in 1841 and for a period in the mid-1800's ocean going schooners moved cargo between Dover and ports abroad. In the 1800's woolen mills, cotton mills, brickmaking and shoemaking became prominent industries in Strafford County.

Strafford County is comprised of three cities - Dover, Rochester and Somersworth; and 10 towns - Barrington, Durham, Farmington, Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Rollinsford, and Strafford and includes the village of Gonic. It is the smallest county in New Hampshire with a total land area of 370 square miles. It is bordered by Maine to the east, separated by the Salmon Falls and the Piscataqua Rivers. The two largest cities are Rochester and Dover. The county's approx. population is 106,000.


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    Local Chambers of Commerce/or Town Office

      Barrington Chamber   Dover Chamber  Durham Town   Madbury Town
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    Local Library Links

      Dover Library  Farmington Library  Lee Library  Milton Libraries  New Durham Library  Rochester Library  Rollinsford Library  Somersworth Library UNH Library


    Revolutionary War Pensioners

      1840 Census RWPensions by Kathy Leigh 2000




    Newspapers of Strafford & Seacoast Area

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      Foster's Online
      Somersworld - an Online Newspaper for the town of Somersworth
      Weirs Times
      Portsmouth Herald

    The Rochester Courier/Times - Indexes Courtesy of The Rochester Library

      Rochester Times Indexes 1993-9 
      Rochester Times Indexes 1980-93 
      Rochester Courier Indexes 1970-9 
      Rochester Courier Indexes 1960-9 
      Rochester Courier Indexes 1950-9 
      Rochester Courier Indexes 1940-9 
      Rochester Courier Indexes 1930-9 

    Don Davis's Courier Indexes by Content:

      1930 Deaths
      1930 Weddings
      1930 Social Events

    Newpapers - Issues of Old - Facimile's of the Issues

    1800's

      Rochester Courier Jan 22 1864 (HTML) or   TEXT
      Rochester Courier Jan 29, 1864 (text)
      Rochester Courier Feb 05, 1864 (text)
      Rochester Courier Feb 19, 1864 (text)
      Rochester Courier Feb 26, 1864 (HTML)  or   TEXT
      Rochester Courier Mar 04, 1864 (text)

    1900's

      Rochester Courier Sep 19, 1930 (text)
      Rochester Courier Sep 26, 1930 (text)
      Rochester Courier Oct 03, 1930 (text)
      Rochester Courier Oct 10, 1930 (text)
      Rochester Courier Oct 17, 1930 (text)
      Rochester Courier Oct 24, 1930 (text)
      Rochester Courier Oct 31, 1930 (text)
      Rochester Courier Nov 07, 1930 (text)


Strafford on the Web

    Don Davis's - Davis Genealogy Web Site
    Strafford County Gen Web
    US Gen Web Archives - Strafford

Miscellaneous Links

    Historical Disaster's Page
    Historical Fire Towers
    Historical Maps
    Strafford Zip Codes
    Strafford Restaurants
    Gene Stark's Gendex - Index of Surnames
    NH Gen Web Page


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