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Derry, NH


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Derry information

Incorporated: 1827
Population: 34,655
County Name: Rockingham
(county map)
Town Contact:
Town of Derry
14 Manning St
Derry, NH 03038

Phone: 603-432-6110
Fax: 603-432-6109
Website: Town of Derry

Origin:
Although first settled in 1719, Derry was not incorporated until 1827. It was for a long time part of Londonderry, which included Windham and portions of Manchester, Salem, and Hudson. The town was named for the Isle of Derry, Ireland, the Gaelic word Doire meaning oak woods. Derry is the location of Robert Frost's farm, and the birthplace of astronaut Alan Shepard. It is also the location of two of America's oldest private schools, Pinkerton Academy, founded in 1814 and still in operation, and the Adams Female Seminary.

More about Derry:
Derry's nickname, "Space Town" comes from the fact that the town is the birthplace of the first astronaut in space, Alan Shepard. Another famous resident is the poet Robert Frost, whose residence can be found in town.



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