Seabrook is a town located in the Southeastern corner of New Hampshire in the Seacoast region of the state. It is situated in Southeastern portion of Rockingham County and encompasses a total area of 9.6 square miles, .8 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Seabrook was home to 8,693 people.
When the area was first settled in 1638, Seabrook was considered a part of the nearby town of Hampton. When Hampton Falls separated from Hampton in 1726, the land the now comprises Seabrook went with it. It wasn’t until 1768 that Seabrook was separated and incorporated into its own town, gleaning its name from the nearby Seabrook River. Over the years, there was much debate regarding the boundary line between Seabrook and Hampton; the dispute was finally settled in 1953 by local courts.
While only .8 square miles of Seabrook is water, it does make up nearly 8 percent of the town?s total area. The town abuts the Atlantic Ocean, and its highest point is located at Grape Hill, where the elevation reaches 217 feet above sea level. The town has been called home by notable people such as Alvah Augustus Easton, a well-known botanist, and Scotty Lago, an Olympic bronze medalist. The Seabrook Nuclear Power Station is also located in the area.
The town of Seabrook is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. It boasts a full-time police department, a municipal fire department and full-time emergency medical services. The biggest employers in the area include Next Era utility services, Wal-Mart, Loctite manufacturing, Sam’s Club, Home Depot and Lowe’s. Children in the area attend kindergarten through eighth grade in town, at Seabrook Elementary School and Seabrook Middle School. For grades nine through 12, they attend Winnacunnet High School in the nearby town of Hampton. Winnacunnet also serves children in Hampton Falls and North Hampton.