Newfields is a town located in the Southeastern corner of New Hampshire in the Seacoast region of the state. The town is situated in Central Rockingham County and encompasses a total area of 7.2 square miles, only .2 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Newfields was home to 1,680 people.
The Newfields area was first settled in 1638 and was called Newfield Village. It was a part of Exeter until 1727, when it was absorbed into the nearby town of Newmarket. In 1880, Dr. John M. Brodhead moved to establish his own library in area and present the town with $10,000. The only condition was that the town be renamed Newfields. His conditions were met, and the town was officially incorporated as Newfields in 1849.
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Though only a small portion of Newfields is water, the town contains portions of a number of different bodies of water, including Piscassic River, Lamprey River and Squamscott River. The town’s highest point os located at Oakland Hill, where the elevation reaches 240 feet above sea level. Over the years, many notable people have called Newfields home, including U.S. Congressmen John Brodhead and James Pike, and master shipbuilder William Badger.
Newfields is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. The town boasts a full-time police department, a volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency medical services. The top employers in the area include Hutchinson Automotive, COED Sportswear and Great Bay Campground & Gas Station. Children in the area attend Newfields Elementary School for grades kindergarten through fifth. For grades six and higher, students attend schools in the Exeter Region Cooperative School District, which also serves the nearby towns of Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington and Stratham. For recreation and entertainment, Newfields residents can take advantage of the city?s golf courses, youth sports leagues, campgrounds, public library, boating areas and marinas, bicycle trails and more.