Towns – Rye

Rye, New Hampshire 03870

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Rye NHSeacoast region community Rye NHThe first settlement in New Hampshire, established by David Thompson in 1623 at Odiorne’s Point, and named Pannaway. Originally part of Portsmouth; Rye, New Hampshire was incorporated as a parish of New Castle in 1726. The town is named for the borough of Rye, a flourishing English Channel town. Rye’s eight-mile length of coastline is dotted with old names such as Wallis Sands, Jenness Beach, Locke’s Neck, Ragged Neck, Rye Harbor, and Odiorne Point. In 1876, four of the Isles of Shoals were annexed to the town, the only New Hampshire town with Atlantic islands. The remaining five islands belong to Maine. Captain John Smith arrived at the nearby Isle of Shoals in 1614. He called them “Smith’s Isles”. Some notable residents and former residents of Rye include; for NH Governor Craig Benson, Dan Brown, best-selling author of “The Da Vinci Code”, U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, Liv Tyler, actress and daughter of rock star Steven Tyler.

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Incorporated: 1727
County: Rockingham
Rye, NH Population:
2010: 5,298

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 43.0048
Longitude: -70.4615

Rye, NH Local Information
Rye Police Dispatch: 911

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