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OUR HISTORY

New Hampshire counties were first created by the Provincial Act of 1769. The act divided the Province into five counties because "the holding of sessions of the superior court of judicature solely at Portsmouth or Exeter had rendered the administration of justice very expensive and difficult and in some cases almost impracticable, the people being generally not of sufficient ability to travel far." This act defined the geographical boundaries for the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and conferred upon the Justices the power to assess taxes for "Building, Inspecting and Repairing all Prisons, Courthouses and other necessary public edifices within their respective counties. Hillsborough County was one of the five original counties created by this act. The County began to execute its legal authority on March 19, 1771, when approval was received from the King of England. The original jurisdiction of the County included 13 towns that are now in Merrimack County.

In 1823, those towns were detached and geographical boundaries of Hillsborough County were defined as they exist today. The town of Amherst was established as the county seat because it was the largest farming community. A jail was constructed and court sessions were held in the Amherst Public Meeting House. County officers and justices served the King of England.

Meetings

Event date: 2/27/2019 10:00 AM

February 27th - 10:00 AM

A Board of Commissioners Meeting will be held in the Commissioners conference room on February 27, 2019, starting at 10:00 AM at the Bouchard Building, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH.

Event date: 2/22/2019 10:00 AM

February 22, 2019

An Executive Committee meeting will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

This meeting will be located at the County Complex, Bouchard Building: 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045.

Event date: 2/14/2019 10:00 AM

February 14th - 10:00 AM

A Board of Commissioners Meeting will be held in the Commissioners conference room on February 14, 2019, starting at 10:00 AM at the Bouchard Building, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH.

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