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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.

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The New Hampshire Interlocal Trust is excited to present a December 2017 SaveOn Special for all NHIT Members!  During the month of December 2017, NHIT Members have the opportunity to receive 30% of the total savings from any scheduled outpatient tests or procedures. Procedures can be scheduled and completed between December 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018 to be eligible for the special reward amount.  Please keep in mind that this special is only for the month of December 2017. Any NHIT Members who call prior to December 1, 2017 or after December 31, 2017 will receive the standard 20% reward.  Reward amounts will return to 20% of procedure savings for calls made on or after January 1, 2018. 
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