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This is a list of the 221 towns and 13 cities in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. For each town/city, the table lists the county to which it belongs, its date of incorporation, its form of government, and its principal villages. Cities are indicated in boldface. Cities and towns are treated identically under state law. Cities are just towns whose form of government was changed by a special act of the New Hampshire legislature. However, towns currently are able to change their form of government by simple voter approval of a new municipal charter, with several of the more populous towns having already done so.

Municipality County Date incorporated Form of government Principal villages
Acworth Sullivan 1766 Town meeting Crescent Lake, East Acworth, South Acworth
Albany Carroll 1766 Town meeting Ferncroft, Passaconaway, Paugus Mill
Alexandria Grafton 1782 Town meeting South Alexandria
Allenstown Merrimack 1831 Town meeting Suncook, Blodgett
Alstead Cheshire 1763 Town meeting Alstead Center, East Alstead, Mill Hollow
Alton Belknap 1796 Town meeting Alton Bay, East Alton, Mount Major, South Alton, West Alton
Amherst Hillsborough 1760 Town meeting Cricket Corner, Ponemah, Baboosic Lake
Andover Merrimack 1779 Town meeting Cilleyville, East Andover, Potter Place, West Andover, Halcyon Station
Antrim Hillsborough 1777 Town meeting Antrim Center, Clinton Village, Loverens Mill, North Branch
Ashland Grafton 1868 Town meeting
Atkinson Rockingham 1767 Town meeting Atkinson Heights, Conleys Grove, Westville, Atkinson Depot
Auburn Rockingham 1845 Town meeting Hooks Crossing, Severance
Barnstead Belknap 1727 Town meeting Barnstead Parade, Center Barnstead, South Barnstead, North Barnstead
Barrington Strafford 1722 Town meeting East Barrington, South Barrington, West Barrington
Bartlett Carroll 1790 Town meeting Glen, Lower Bartlett, Intervale, Kearsarge
Bath Grafton 1761 Town meeting Nutter, Pettyboro, Swiftwater, Upper Village, West Bath
Bedford Hillsborough 1750 Council-manager
Belmont Belknap 1727 Town meeting Gardners Grove, Lochmere, Winnisquam, Tioga
Bennington Hillsborough 1842 Town meeting
Benton Grafton 1764 Town meeting Boutin Corner, Coventry
Berlin Coös 1829/1897 Council-manager Cascade, Berlin Mills
Bethlehem Grafton 1799 Town meeting Alderbrook, Five Corners, Maplewood, Pierce Bridge
Boscawen Merrimack 1760 Town meeting
Bow Merrimack 1727 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Bow Bog, Bow Center, Bow Junction, Bow Mills, South Bow
Bradford Merrimack 1787 Town meeting Box Corner, Bradford Center
Brentwood Rockingham 1742 Town meeting Brentwood Corners, Marshall Corner
Bridgewater Grafton 1788 Town meeting
Bristol Grafton 1819 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Brookfield Carroll 1794 Town meeting
Brookline Hillsborough 1769 Town meeting North Brookline, South Brookline, West Brookline
Campton Grafton 1761 Town meeting Beebe River, Blair, Campton Hollow, Campton Lower Village, Campton Station, Campton Upper Village, West Campton
Canaan Grafton 1761 Town meeting Canaan Center, Canaan Street, West Canaan
Candia Rockingham 1763 Town meeting Bean Island, Candia Four Corners, East Candia, Candia Station
Canterbury Merrimack 1741 Town meeting Boyce, Canterbury Station, Canterbury Center, Hills Corner, Kezer Seminary, Shaker Village
Carroll Coös 1832 Town meeting Bretton Woods, Fabyan, Quebec Junction, Twin Mountain, Crawford House
Center Harbor Belknap 1797 Town meeting West Center Harbor
Charlestown Sullivan 1753 Town meeting Hemlock Center, North Charlestown, Snumshire, South Charlestown, South Hemlock, Springfield Junction, Trapshire
Chatham Carroll 1767 Town meeting North Chatham, South Chatham
Chester Rockingham 1722 Town meeting North Chester
Chesterfield Cheshire 1752 Town meeting Spofford, West Chesterfield
Chichester Merrimack 1727 Town meeting Horse Corner, Kelleys Corner, North Chichester
Claremont Sullivan 1764/1947 Council-manager Claremont Junction, Puckershire, West Claremont
Clarksville Coös 1853 Town meeting
Colebrook Coös 1796 Town meeting Kidderville, Upper Kidderville, Factory Village
Columbia Coös 1797 Town meeting Bungy, Cones, Georges, Meriden Hill, Tinkerville
Concord Merrimack 1733/1853 Council-manager Concord Heights, East Concord, Penacook, Riverhill, West Concord
Conway Carroll 1765 Town meeting Center Conway, East Conway, North Conway, Intervale, Kearsarge, Quint, Redstone, South Conway
Cornish Sullivan 1765 Town meeting Balloch, Cornish Center, Cornish City, Cornish Flat, Cornish Mills, South Cornish, Squag City
Croydon Sullivan 1763 Town meeting Croydon Flat, Ryder Corner
Dalton Coös 1784 Town meeting Cushman, Scott
Danbury Merrimack 1795 Town meeting Elmwood, Fords Crossing, Fords Mill, South Danbury, Converse Station
Danville Rockingham 1760 Town meeting North Danville, South Danville
Deerfield Rockingham 1766 Town meeting Deerfield Center, Deerfield Parade, Leavitts Hill, South Deerfield, Mt. Delight
Deering Hillsborough 1774 Town meeting East Deering, Holton, West Deering
Derry Rockingham 1827 Council-manager Chases Grove, Collettes Grove, Derry Village, East Derry, Howards Grove
Dorchester Grafton 1761 Town meeting Bucks Corner, Cheever, North Dorchester
Dover Strafford 1623/1855 Council-manager Bellamy, Cocheco, Gates Corner, Sawyers, Wentworth Terrace
Dublin Cheshire 1771 Town meeting Bonds Corner
Dummer Coös 1848 Town meeting Paris
Dunbarton Merrimack 1765 Town meeting Baileys Corner, Dunbarton Center, Pages Corner
Durham Strafford 1732 Council-manager Oyster River
East Kingston Rockingham 1738 Town meeting Monahan's Corner, Powwow River
Easton Grafton 1876 Town meeting Wildwood
Eaton Carroll 1766 Town meeting Eaton Center, Snowville
Effingham Carroll 1778 Town meeting Center Effingham, Chases Mill, Effingham Falls, Grape Corner, Pine River, South Effingham, Drake's Corner
Ellsworth Grafton 1802 Town meeting
Enfield Grafton 1761 Town meeting Eastman, Enfield Center, Lower Shaker Village, Upper Shaker Village
Epping Rockingham 1741 Town meeting
(with ballot initiative)
Camp Hedding, Martin Crossing, North Epping, West Epping
Epsom Merrimack 1727 Town meeting Epsom Circle, Gossville, New Rye, Short Falls, Epsom Four Corners
Errol Coös 1836 Town meeting
Exeter Rockingham 1638 Town meeting Dows Corner, Gooch Corner, Haynes Corner, Jady Hill, Perkins Hill
Farmington Strafford 1798 Town meeting
Fitzwilliam Cheshire 1773 Town meeting
Francestown Hillsborough 1772 Town meeting
Franconia Grafton 1764 Town meeting Mittersill, Franconia Notch
Franklin Merrimack 1828/1895 Council-manager Webster Lake, Webster Place, West Franklin
Freedom Carroll 1831 Town meeting
Fremont Rockingham 1764 Town meeting Fremont Station, Lyford Crossing, Old Meetinghouse
Gilford Belknap 1812 Town meeting Ames, Dockham Shore, Glendale, Lake Shore Park, Belknap Point
Gilmanton Belknap 1727 Town meeting Gilmanton Ironworks, Kelleys Corner, Lower Gilmanton, Gilmanton Corners
Gilsum Cheshire 1763 Town meeting Lower Village, Roundys Corner
Goffstown Hillsborough 1761 Town meeting Grasmere, Pinardville
Gorham Coös 1836 Town meeting Mount Washington, Upper Village, Cascade, Lead Mines
Goshen Sullivan 1791 Town meeting Goshen Four Corners, Mill Village
Grafton Grafton 1778 Town meeting East Grafton, Grafton Center, Robinson Corner, Cardigan Station
Grantham Sullivan 1761 Town meeting Eastman Community
Greenfield Hillsborough 1791 Town meeting
Greenland Rockingham 1721 Town meeting Bayside, Breakfast Hill, Camp Gundalow
Greenville Hillsborough 1872 Town meeting
Groton Grafton 1761 Town meeting North Groton
Hampstead Rockingham 1749 Town meeting East Hampstead, West Hampstead
Hampton Rockingham 1639 Town meeting Coffins Mill, Eastman Point, Elmwood Corners, Great Boars Head, Hampton Beach, Hampton Landing, North Beach, Plaice Cove, Smith Colony, The Five Corners, The Plantation, The Willow
Hampton Falls Rockingham 1726 Town meeting
(with ballot initiative)
Nason Corners, Sanborn Corners, Town Hall Corner, Fogg's Corner; Brimstone Hill (The Common)
Hancock Hillsborough 1779 Town meeting Elmwood
Hanover Grafton 1761 Town meeting Etna, Hanover Center
Harrisville Cheshire 1870 Town meeting Chesham, Eastview Station
Hart's Location Carroll 1772 Town meeting Notchland, Sawyers River, Willey House
Haverhill Grafton 1763 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Center Haverhill, East Haverhill, North Haverhill, Pike, Woodsville, Haverhill Corner, Mountain Lakes
Hebron Grafton 1792 Town meeting East Hebron, Nuttings Beach
Henniker Merrimack 1768 Town meeting Colby, Henniker Junction, West Henniker, Emerson Station
Hill Merrimack 1778 Town meeting Hill Center, Murray Hill, South Alexandria
Hillsborough Hillsborough 1772 Town meeting Hillsboro Center, Hillsboro Lower Village, Hillsboro Upper Village, Bridge Village
Hinsdale Cheshire 1753 Town meeting Dole Junction, North Hinsdale
Holderness Grafton 1761 Town meeting Deephaven, East Holderness, Rockywold
Hollis Hillsborough 1746 Town meeting Hollis Depot, West Hollis
Hooksett Merrimack 1822 Council-manager Martin, Martins Corner, Rowes Corner, South Hooksett, Martins Ferry
Hopkinton Merrimack 1765 Town meeting Contoocook, Hatfield Corner, Tyler, West Hopkinton, Barton's Corner, Drew Lake, Blackwater District, Gould Hill District
Hudson Hillsborough 1746 Town meeting Hudson Center, Potash Corner
Jackson Carroll 1800 Town meeting Black Mountain Cabin, Ducks Head, Dundee, Jackson Falls, Panno Place
Jaffrey Cheshire 1773 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Hadley, Jaffrey Center, Squantum
Jefferson Coös 1796 Town meeting Baileys, Highlands, Jefferson Highlands, Riverton, Starr King, Waumbeck Junction, Cherry Mountain, Meadows
Keene Cheshire 1753/1873 Mayor-council North Swanzey, South Keene
Kensington Rockingham 1737 Town meeting Austin Corners, Brick School Corner, Eastman Corners, Five Corners, Lamprey Corners, Prescott Corner
Kingston Rockingham 1694 Town meeting South Kingston, West Kingston, Carriage Towne
Laconia Belknap 1855/1893 Council-manager Lakeport, Weirs Beach
Lancaster Coös 1763 Town meeting Coos Junction, Grange, Lost Nation, South Lancaster
Landaff Grafton 1774 Town meeting Ireland, Jericho, Jockey Hill, Landaff Center
Langdon Sullivan 1787 Town meeting Cold River District, Condon Corner
Lebanon Grafton 1761/1957 Council-manager East Wilder, Mascoma, Sachem Village, West Lebanon
Lee Strafford 1766 Town meeting Glenmere, Lee Five Corners, South Lee, Wadleigh Falls
Lempster Sullivan 1761 Town meeting Dodge Hollow, East Lempster, Keyes Hollow
Lincoln Grafton 1764 Town meeting
(with town manager)
North Lincoln, Stillwater
Lisbon Grafton 1763 Town meeting Barrett, Savageville
Litchfield Hillsborough 1734 Town meeting
Littleton Grafton 1784 Town meeting Apthorp, North Littleton
Londonderry Rockingham 1722 Town council North Londonderry, West Derry, Wilson
Loudon Merrimack 1773 Town meeting Loudon Center, Loudon Ridge, Pearls Corner, Sabattus Heights
Lyman Grafton 1761 Town meeting Parker Hill, Tinkerville, Dodge Pond
Lyme Grafton 1761 Town meeting Lyme Center
Lyndeborough Hillsborough 1764 Town meeting Curtis Corner, Johnson Corner, Perham Corner, South Lyndeborough, Lyndeborough Center
Madbury Strafford 1755 Town meeting
Madison Carroll 1852 Town meeting East Madison, Silver Lake, Eidelweiss
Manchester Hillsborough 1751/1846 Mayor-council Goffs Falls, Massabesic, Youngsville, Bakersville, Amoskeag
Marlborough Cheshire 1776 Town meeting Webb
Marlow Cheshire 1761 Town meeting
Mason Hillsborough 1768 Town meeting
Meredith Belknap 1768 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Bear Island, East Bear Island, Leavitt Park, Lovejoy Sands, Meredith Center
Merrimack Hillsborough 1746 Council-manager Reeds Ferry, Souhegan Village, South Merrimack, Thorntons Ferry
Middleton Strafford 1778 Town meeting Middleton Corners
Milan Coös 1824 Town meeting Copperville, West Milan
Milford Hillsborough 1794 Town meeting East Milford, South Milford, Richardson
Milton Strafford 1802 Town meeting Hayes Corner, Laskey Corner, Milton Mills, Town House
Monroe Grafton 1854 Town meeting
Mont Vernon Hillsborough 1803 Town meeting
Moultonborough Carroll 1777 Town meeting Clark Landing, Lees Mill, Moultonborough Falls, State Landing, Winnipesaukee
Nashua Hillsborough 1746/1853 Mayor-council Nashville Historic District, French Hill, Crown Hill, North End
Nelson Cheshire 1774 Town meeting Munsonville
New Boston Hillsborough 1763 Town meeting Klondike Corner
New Castle Rockingham 1693 Town meeting
New Durham Strafford 1762 Town meeting Copplecrown Village District
New Hampton Belknap 1777 Town meeting Winona, New Hampton Village Precinct, Old Institution
New Ipswich Hillsborough 1762 Town meeting Bank, Davis, Gibson Four Corners, Highbridge, New Ipswich Center, Smithville, Wilder
New London Merrimack 1779 Town meeting Crockett Corner, Elkins, Hastings, Lakeside, Otterville, Pages Corner
Newbury Merrimack 1778 Town meeting Blodgett Landing, Edgemont, Mount Sunapee, Pine Cliff, South Newbury, Box Corner, Chalk Pond
Newfields Rockingham 1849 Town meeting
Newington Rockingham 1764 Town meeting
Newmarket Rockingham 1727 Council-manager
Newport Sullivan 1761 Town meeting Chandlers Mills, Guild, Kelleyville, North Newport, Chandler Station
Newton Rockingham 1749 Town meeting Newton Junction, Rowes Corner, Sargent Corners
North Hampton Rockingham 1742 Town meeting Cemetery Corners, Fogg Corner, Little Boars Head, North Hampton Center, Bass Beach
Northfield Merrimack 1780 Town meeting
Northumberland Coös 1779 Town meeting Groveton
Northwood Rockingham 1773 Town meeting Northwood Center, Northwood Narrows, Northwood Ridge
Nottingham Rockingham 1722 Town meeting Nottingham Square, West Nottingham, Pawtuckaway
Orange Grafton 1790 Town meeting
Orford Grafton 1761 Town meeting Gilmans Corner, Merriwood Camp, Orfordville, Quintown
Ossipee Carroll 1785 Town meeting Center Ossipee, Chickville, Dorrs Corner, Granite, Long Sands, Moultonville, Ossipee Lake Shores, Ossipee Valley, Pollys Crossing, Roland Park, Water Village, West Ossipee
Pelham Hillsborough 1746 Town meeting
Pembroke Merrimack 1759 Town meeting North Pembroke, Suncook
Peterborough Hillsborough 1760 Town meeting Drury, Happy Valley, MacDowell Colony, Noone, North Village, West Peterborough
Piermont Grafton 1764 Town meeting
Pittsburg Coös 1840 Town meeting Moose Alley
Pittsfield Merrimack 1782 Town meeting Rings Corner, Webster Mills, South Pittsfield
Plainfield Sullivan 1761 Town meeting East Plainfield, Hell Hollow, Meriden, Mill Village, Coryville, Plainfield Village
Plaistow Rockingham 1749 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Plymouth Grafton 1763 Town meeting West Plymouth
Portsmouth Rockingham 1631/1849 Council-manager Atlantic Heights, Christian Shore, Creek Area, Elwyn Park, Meadowbrook, Pannaway Manor, Portsmouth Plains, Haymarket Square, Sagamore Hill, Strawbery Banke, the Woodlands
Randolph Coös 1824 Town meeting Appalachia, Bowman, Randolph Hill
Raymond Rockingham 1764 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Onway Lake
Richmond Cheshire 1752 Town meeting
Rindge Cheshire 1768 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Converseville, Cutter Hill, East Rindge, Jones Corner, Rand, Thomas, West Rindge, Woodmere
Rochester Strafford 1722/1891 Council-manager East Rochester, Gonic
Rollinsford Strafford 1849 Town meeting Kelwyn Park, Rollinsford Station
Roxbury Cheshire 1812 Town meeting Roxbury Center
Rumney Grafton 1761 Town meeting Quincy, Rumney Depot, Stinson Lake, West Rumney
Rye Rockingham 1726 Town meeting Jenness Beach, Odiorne Point, Foyes Corner, Langs Corner, Rye Beach, Rye Harbor, Rye North Beach, Wallis Sands, West Rye, Foss Beach
Salem Rockingham 1750 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Arlington Park, Canobie Lake, Cluffs Crossing, Cowbell Corners, Foster Corners, Hampshire Road, Millville, North Salem, Noyes Terrace, Pine Grove Park, Salem Depot, Wilson Corners, Mount Ararat
Salisbury Merrimack 1768 Town meeting Salisbury Heights, Scribners Corner, Smiths Corner, Thompson Corner, West Salisbury
Sanbornton Belknap 1770 Town meeting Gaza, North Sanbornton
Sandown Rockingham 1756 Town meeting
Sandwich Carroll 1763 Town meeting Great Rock Corner, Center Sandwich, Chicks Corner, East Sandwich, North Sandwich, Sandwich Landing, Wentworth Hill, Whiteface
Seabrook Rockingham 1768 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Atlantic, Fogg Corners, Riverside, Seabrook Beach, Seabrook Station, Smithtown, South Seabrook, Walton Landing, Weare Corner, Weares Mill, Smithtown
Sharon Hillsborough 1791 Town meeting
Shelburne Coös 1820 Town meeting
Somersworth Strafford 1754/1893 Council-manager
South Hampton Rockingham 1742 Town meeting Smith Corner, Towles Corner, Jewell Town, Currierville
Springfield Sullivan 1794 Town meeting East Springfield, Twin Lakes Village, Washburn Corner, West Springfield
Stark Coös 1795 Town meeting Crystal, Percy
Stewartstown Coös 1795 Town meeting Stewartstown Hollow, West Stewartstown
Stoddard Cheshire 1774 Town meeting Leominster Corner, Mill Village, South Stoddard, Woods Mill
Strafford Strafford 1820 Town meeting Berrys Corner, Bow Lake Village, Center Strafford, Hills Corner, Leighton Corners, Strafford Corner, Welsh's Corner
Stratford Coös 1773 Town meeting Beatties, Mapleton, Masons, North Stratford, Stratford Center, Stratford Hollow, East Stratford
Stratham Rockingham 1716 Town meeting
Sugar Hill Grafton 1962 Town meeting
Sullivan Cheshire 1787 Town meeting East Sullivan, Ellisville
Sunapee Sullivan 1781 Town meeting
(with town manager)
Burkehaven, Fernwood, Georges Mills, Granliden, Wendell
Surry Cheshire 1769 Town meeting Shaws Corner
Sutton Merrimack 1784 Town meeting East Sutton, North Sutton, Shingle Mill Corner, South Sutton, Sutton Mills
Swanzey Cheshire 1753 Town meeting East Swanzey, West Swanzey, Westport, North Swanzey, Swanzey Center
Tamworth Carroll 1766 Town meeting Chocorua, South Tamworth, Wonalancet
Temple Hillsborough 1768 Town meeting
Thornton Grafton 1763 Town meeting Goose Hollow, West Thornton
Tilton Belknap 1869 Town meeting East Tilton, The Plains, Winnisquam, Belmont Junction
Troy Cheshire 1815 Town meeting
Tuftonboro Carroll 1795 Town meeting Center Tuftonboro, Federal Corner, Melvin Village, Mirror Lake, Tuftonboro Corner, Union Wharf, Abenaki Tower
Unity Sullivan 1764 Town meeting East Unity, Quaker City, West Unity
Wakefield Carroll 1774 Town meeting East Wakefield, North Wakefield, Sanbornville, Union, Woodman, Province Lake
Walpole Cheshire 1752 Town meeting Drewsville, North Walpole
Warner Merrimack 1774 Town meeting Bagley, Davisville, Dimond, Lower Village, Melvin Mills, Roby, Waterloo
Warren Grafton 1763 Town meeting Glencliff
Washington Sullivan 1776 Town meeting East Washington, Washington Center
Waterville Valley Grafton 1829 Town meeting
Weare Hillsborough 1764 Town meeting Chase Village, Clinton Grove, North Weare, Riverdale, Slab City, South Weare, Tavern Village, Everett Lake
Webster Merrimack 1860 Town meeting Dingit Corner, Gerrish Corner, Snyders Mill, Swetts Mill, Courser Hill
Wentworth Grafton 1766 Town meeting
Westmoreland Cheshire 1752 Town meeting East Westmoreland, Gilboa, Poocham, Westmoreland Depot
Whitefield Coös 1804 Town meeting Hazens
Wilmot Merrimack 1807 Town meeting North Wilmot, Wilmot Flat
Wilton Hillsborough 1762 Town meeting Davisville, West Wilton, Wilton Center
Winchester Cheshire 1753 Town meeting Ashuelot, Camp Forest Lake, Curtis Corner, Scotland
Windham Rockingham 1742 Town meeting West Windham, Windham Depot
Windsor Hillsborough 1798 Town meeting
Wolfeboro Carroll 1770 Town meeting
(with town manager)
East Wolfeboro, Fernald, Keewayden, North Wolfeboro, South Wolfeboro, Stockbridge Corner, Wolfeboro Center, Wolfeboro Falls, Cotton Valley Station
Woodstock Grafton 1763 Town meeting Fairview, Lost River, North Woodstock

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