New Hampshire’s Longest Place Name?

New Hampshire place names are something we can count on.

They are the constant anchors in our lives. No matter if you lived two hundred years ago, or today, Portsmouth is called by the same name, as is the Merrimack River.  There were, however, a few places that have be awarded new monikers.

The mouth of a New Hampshire stream, having possibly the longest place name in the State of New Hampshire is Quokquinapessakessanannagnog.  The gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire, published in 1823, reported that this name of 28 letters of “that part of this stream [Black Brook] near the mouth” in Mont Vernon New Hampshire, was called this by the Native Peoples.


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