Londonderry is a town located in Southeastern New Hampshire in the Merrimack Valley region of the state. It is situated in Western Rockingham County and encompasses a total area of 41.9 square miles, only .1 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Londonderry was home to 24,129 people.
The land that comprises Londonderry was one known as “Nutfield,” due to the nearby woods full of nut trees. The area was first settled in 1718, many of whom hailed from the town of Londonderry in Ireland. In 1722, the town was officially chartered and incorporated, taking on the name “Londonderry.” The nearby towns of Windham, Derry and Manchester were all established from parts of Londonderry. Over the years, the town has been called home by many notable people, including: former governors of New Hampshire John Bell and Samuel Bell; U.S. Congressmen Silas Betton, Arthur Livermore, William M. Oliver and Samuel Taggart; television host Ant; NFL player Kevin Hunt; MLB players Dominic DiMaggio and Brian Wilson; and poet Ethan Paquin.
Less than 1 percent of Londonderry’s total area is made up water. The town includes parts of Beaver Brook, Little Cohas Brook and Nesenkeag Brook, and its highest point lies at Number Eight Hill, where elevation reaches 535 feet above sea level. Londonderry is served by New Hampshire Routes 102, 128 and 28 and Interstate 93. Nearby towns include Manchester, Hudson, Litchfield, Auburn, Derry and Windham.
Londonderry is governed by an elected Town Council. The town boasts a full-time police department, a municipal fire department and municipal emergency medical services. Children in the area attend schools in the Londonderry School District one kindergarten campus, three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Londonderry also has its own recreation department, which offers summer camps, youth activities, adult programs, a ski club and more.