ConcordConcord, New Hampshire, is the capital of the state. It stands on the Merrimack River in south-central New Hampshire.

Government is the city’s chief employer. The state, county, and city governments provide many jobs.

Concord was called Penacook when it was founded in 1727. The town took the name Rumford in 1733. The name was changed to Concord, meaning peace, in 1765 after Rumford and the nearby town of Bow settled a bitter boundary dispute. Concord became the state capital in 1808.

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