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The History of Greenland, NH

Early Colonial History

One of the earliest settlements in the state, Greenland was a parish of Portsmouth (then called Strawbery Banke) operating in 1638. Captain Francis Champernowne moved from Strawbery Banke in 1640 and settled in the area of the present Portsmouth Country Club. Although it was originally to be called Canary, he would call his farm “Greenland”. Read more in the Hughes Manuscript.

The 19th Century

Greenland annexed parts of Stratham in 1805 and 1847.