Our real estate network includes our RE/MAX office in Exeter, NH, a seacoast town in Rockingham County. We live in Fremont but work in the tri-county area of Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Strafford Counties.
The New Hampshire Employment Service has a very good summary report of Rockingham County available online. http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/cp/documents/…
The area that today is Rockingham County was first settled by Europeans moving north from the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts as early as 1623. The government was linked tightly with Massachusetts until New Hampshire became a separate colony in 1679, but counties were not introduced until 1769.
Rockingham was identified in 1769 as one of five original counties for the colony. It is named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who had been Prime Minister in 1765-1766. The county was organized in 1771, with its county seat at Exeter. In 1844 its area was reduced by the formation of Belknap County to the northwest. In 1997 the county court facilities were moved to Brentwood, a rural town adjacent to Exeter, NH.