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Concord is located in Merrimack County and is its county seat and the state capital. The city is situated 16 miles north of Manchester in eastern New Hampshire, on the banks of the Merrimack River. Concord has been the capital of New Hampshire since 1808.The New Hampshire State House in Concord was dedicated in 1819, made from 1,650 tons of locally quarried granite. When Concord was founded in 1727, it was called Penacook, which was changed to Rumford in 1733 and to Concord in 1765. The last home of President Franklin Pierce stands in Concord.

The population estimate for July 1,1998 was 37,444, an increase of 1,438 since 1990.Concord is the third largest city in the state.

There are many attractions and museums to visit in the Concord area including: the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Museum of New Hampshire History, and Bear Brook State Park.

Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Festival | College For Lifelong Learning | Fairfield Inn By Marriott Concord | Liberty Assembly of God |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Downtown Cheers Grille and Bar | Eagles Nest Restaurant and Lounge | Makris Lobster and Steakhouse |
New Hampshire Counties Merrimack County |
Science Christa McAuliffe Planetarium | Conservation Center | Telephone 603-225-8500 Fax 603-225-8592

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09/03 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.