John Mason founded New Hampshire in 1638. This colony was named for the country of Hampshire in England. It became an official state on June 21, 1788. Their major industries were agriculture(Potatoes, fishing) manufacturing (textiles, ship building)
Named after English country of Hampshire. where captain John Mason (who received a grant for land) was raised. Government by 1775 New Hampshire was governed as a royal colony. In towns along the coast the colonist made their living, fishing, whaling, and ship building.
The geography of the New Hampshire Colony included plateaus, mountains, hilly terrain, and low coastal regions. The rocky land made it difficult to plant crops.But the first Winter in the Americas, almost half the pilgrims died.