Nottingham, New Hampshire

Large in area but small in population, Nottingham, New Hampshire sits in northern Rockingham County in the southern part of the state.  Ringing in with less than 5000 residents, the thickly wooded town and its meandering backroads are largely regarded as a bedroom community with little commercial business or industry beyond, not surprisingly, the town’s lumberyard.  Residents come to Nottingham to escape the daily grind of city life and to enjoy the natural beauty this town has to offer.

Incorporated in 1722, when New Hampshire was under the province of Massachusetts, the town was named for Daniel Finch, the second Earl of Nottingham.  Finch was a close friend of two colonial governors of Massachusetts at the time, leading to the honor.  In 1766, the southwestern parish separated from Nottingham to become Deerfield and in 1773 the northwestern parish seceded to form Northwood.  At one time, Nottingham was home to 17 watermills producing everything from woolen and cotton fabrics to lumber and furniture.

Nottingham is now a simple, quiet community tucked in the heavily forested hills of southeastern New Hampshire.  Not far from the seacoast or the Lakes Region, residents enjoy the central location of their scenic hometown.  With population centers such as Concord, Manchester and Dover all within about thirty minutes, Nottingham is close enough to partake in the cities’ amenities yet far enough away to exist in a tranquil slice of heaven.  Hunting is very popular in this region of the state and Nottingham’s thickly wooded forests are home to countless varieties of game.

Nottingham is a part of SAU# 44 and maintains the Nottingham School for its students of kindergarten age up to grade eight.  Students in grades nine through twelve are now tuitioned at the Dover High School.  Due to Nottingham’s small student population, there are no current plans for building a new high school.

Nottingham, NH is a great way to escape the day-to-day nuisances that larger towns seem to have in excess.  Living in Nottingham is like stepping back to a simpler time, where people actually speak to each other as they pass on the street instead of avoiding eye contact.  Nottingham, like all other Granite State towns and cities, has that special New England quality you just can’t find anywhere else.  If you’re interested in purchasing a home in southern NH, your first step should be to call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  We know this beautiful state and all the towns within and we’d be happy to share that information with you.  Just give us a call today and start living the dream tomorrow.

The Nottingham School (k-8)
(603) 679-5632

Dover High School (9-12)
(603) 516-6900

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