Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
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First settled in 1630 as Piscataqua, the settlement was soon named Strawbery Banke. The name Portsmouth was adopted in 1653 to honor the colony’s founder, John Mason, Captain of the Port in Portsmouth, England. Portsmouth became the New Hampshire province’s capital in 1679.
Portsmouth New Hampshire was home to many famous colonials, such as William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence; Governor John Langdon, first US Senate president; and John Paul Jones, a naval hero.
Portsmouth was incorporated as a city in 1849. The original Strawberry Banke settlement has been preserved as an example of a colonial American town. Strawbery Banke is a popular New Hampshire attraction.
GEICO Insurance Agent, 2800 Lafayette Road, Suite 10A, Portsmouth, NH 03801 | 603-368-6030
GEICO has opened a new local office at 2800 Lafayette Rd, Suite 10A in Portsmouth, NH. Local agents can help customers with car insurance, as well as homeowners, renters, condos, motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, umbrella, jewelry, commercial auto, and more. Please call at 603-368-6030.
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