Rochester, New Hampshire

Introduction to Rochester, New Hampshire

Rochester, New Hampshire, in Strafford county, is 32 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire and 65 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city contains a population of approximately 28,461.

Rochester History

Originally inhabited by Abenaki Indians of the Pennacook tribe, the town was granted to settlers by Colonial Governor Samuel Shute. It was officially incorporated in 1722, named in honor of the Earl of Rochester. Actual settlement of Rochester was delayed until 1728 because of conflict with the Indian tribes.

Rochester and nearby Attractions

Things To Do In Rochester

Rochester offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, including the Rochester Opera House, the Pawtuckaway State Park and the Splashtown Amusement Park. Those interested in the area’ history may enjoy a visit to the Rochester Historical Society Museum or the Rundlet May House.

Rochester Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Pease International Airport.

Rochester Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, New Hampshire College and the University of New England – University Campus.