Stratham Real Estate Information
Stratham is a relatively small community situated in the southeastern portion of the state of New Hampshire. Stratham has a population of approximately six thousand three hundred residents, and is technically considered a town of the Granite State. Stratham is located in Rockingham County, and is located along the Squampscott River. Stratham is home to some comparatively powerful members of the commercial industry, especially considering its nearly miniscule size. The town plays host to a Lindt and Sprungli Factory as well as the corporate headquarters of the Timberland Corporation, a camping and outdoor supply company. Stratham encompasses a total area of approximately fifteen and a half square miles, including slightly less than a half square mile of water.
Stratham is one of the oldest communities in the Granite State of New Hampshire, as the region which is now considered Stratham was originally settled by Europeans in the year sixteen thirty one. Not surprisingly, the area was previously inhabited by Native Americans of the Pennacook Tribe, who gradually receded after the arrival of American and European settlers. Stratham was officially incorporated as a town in the year seventeen sixteen, and was extensively documented and mapped in the year seventeen ninety three by an individual named Phinehas Merrill, making the town especially interesting for historians. Stratham is named after Baron Howland of Streatham, who was fortunate enough to have befriended Governor Samuel Shute. Stratham is currently governed by a three person Board of Selectmen consisting of Bruno Federico, David Canada, and Tim Copeland.
Notable residents of Stratham throughout the years include singer Julie Dubela, Governor Thomas Wiggin, and national politician Paine Wingate. The educational needs of Stratham are met by a number of regional and local institutions, including both puclic and private schools. Some of these include the Cooperative Middle School, the Cornerstone School, Stratham Memorial School, Great Bay Community College, and even Phillips Exeter Academy. Recreational points of interest in and around Stratham include the Golf Club of New England, Exeter Country Club, Wellington Camping Park, and Great Bay Camping. Residents of Stratham can also make a two hour drive down to Boston should they ever miss the allure of the hustling, bustling city.