Hampton Falls is a town in the Southeastern corner of New Hampshire in the Seacoast region of the state. The town is situated in Eastern Rockingham County and encompasses a total area of 12.5 square miles, all buy .3 of which is land. As of the 2010 United States Census, the total population for Hampton Falls was 2,236.
The Hampton Falls area was first settled in 1638 and was a part of Hampton, a settlement in Massachusetts, until 1679 when the New Hampshire colony was established. In 1709, it was officially declared the Third Parish of Hampton, though it wasn’t until 1726, when the area was incorporated and named Hampton Falls.
Though only .3 square miles of Hampton Falls is made up of water, the area contains parts of a number of different bodies of water. Some of these include Hampton Falls River and the Piscataqua River watershed. Over the years, a number of notable people have called Hampton Falls home, including: poet and activist John Greenleaf Whittier; Benson Leavitt, a former mayor of Boston; architect Ralph Adams Cram; Warren Brown, a politician; and John H. Sununu, a former White House chief of staff and governor of New Hampshire.
Hampton Falls is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. The town has several full-time police officers, a full-time sheriff’s department, a full-time fire chief, and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services. The biggest employers in the area are Applecrest Orchards, Hampton Falls Motor Inn and Agway farm and garden supplies. Children in Hampton Falls attend Lincoln Akerman School for grades kindergarten through eight and Winnacunnet High School in nearby Hampton for grades nine through 12. For recreation, residents in Hampton Falls can take advantage of several municipal parks, museums, various youth organizations and sports leagues, campgrounds, fishing, hunting and cross country skiing.