Exeter Real Estate Information
Exeter is one of the most interesting and historic towns in the state of New Hampshire. Exeter has a population of approximately fourteen thousand one hundred residents, at least according to census statistics from the year two thousand. Exeter is situated in Rockingham County, which is one of only twelve counties in the Granite State of New Hampshire. Exeter is perhaps best known for being home to Phillips Exeter Academy, arguably the most elite preparatory academy in the country and the world. Phillips Exeter Academy has educated notable politicians, scholars, and authors for literally centuries. Exeter is found at the junction of the Exeter and Squamscott Rivers, and covers a total area of almost exactly twenty square miles.
The area which is now considered Exeter was originally inhabited by members of the Pennacook Nation of Native Americans, specifically those belonging to the Squamscott Tribe. Non-indigenous peoples began to arrive in the Exeter area in the year sixteen thirty eight, about five years after the first permanent settlement was established in the Granite State of New Hampshire. Some of the industries which have driven the economy of Exeter since its inception include fishing, subsistence farming, logging, and milling. Railroads and manufacturing also had an important role in the development of Exeter, which today boasts some of the most architecturally significant structures in the state. A few of these buildings include the Academy Library, the Old Public Library, the Old Town Hall, Tuck High School, and the Phillips Church.
Some notable inhabitants of Exeter, many of whom are graduates of Phillips Exeter Academy, include Dan Brown, John Knowles, Moses Leavitt, Dr. John Philips, Tristram Shaw, and Nicholas Gilman, Jr. In addition to the famed Phillips Exeter Academy, educational opportunities in Exeter are offered by the SAU 16 School District, which operates the public schools. The Northeast in general is a fantastic place for high education, with the dozens of colleges in Boston and other major cities just a few hours drive away. Points of interest in and around Exeter include the Exeter Elms Campground, the Exeter Country club, the Gilman Garrison House, the Burlingame Gallery, and the Seacoast Art Association.