About North Hampton, New Hampshire

North Hampton is located Rockingham County. While the majority of the town is inland, North Hampton includes a part of New Hampshire's Atlantic seacoast. The population was 4,301 at the 2010 census.

What is now the town of North Hampton was part of Hampton, one of the four original New Hampshire townships established by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. The town of North Hampton was incorporated in 1742. Historically the town has had two town centers, the original settlement in the North Hill area (1675) with many 18th and 19th century houses, and the Town Hall (1844) settlement built up after the coming of the railroad in 1840. This area includes the town hall, library, railroad depot, stores, and many late 19th century houses. The town has three other early settlements: Pagetown (on the Exeter Road), Little River and Little Boar's Head in the 1700s, and the Mill Road/Mill Pond area from 1672 which included both saw and grist mills.

North Hampton has five National Register listings – the Little Boars Head Historic District, the North Hampton Town Hall, Centennial Hall, the Town Library, Drake Farm, as well as additional sites which have been determined eligible including the Eastern Railroad corridor.

Preliminary data from assessors records indicates that the town has one pre-1700 structure, approximately 26 buildings dating to the 1700s, 70 which date to the first half of the 19th century, 72 built between 1852 and 1899 and over two hundred which were constructed between 1900 and 1950, and over 350 which date between 1951 and 1969 (the present fifty year cut off of the National Register).