District 1 is the largest Executive Council district. It covers 108 town, 4 cities, and 23 unincorporated areas throughout New Hampshire's 7 northern counties. It spans the state's northern regions including the Lakes Region, the Great North Woods, the White Mountains Region, and the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region and the Upper Valley to name a few.
|Grafton County: Alexandria, Ashland, Bath, Benton, Bethlehem, Bristol, Campton, Canaan, Dorchester, Easton, Ellsworth, Enfield, Franconia, Grafton, Groton, Hanover, Haverhill, Hebron, Holderness, Landaff, Lebanon, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Lyman, Lyme, Monroe, Orange, Orford, Piermont, Plymouth, Rumney, Sugar Hill, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth, Woodstock|
|Coos County: Berlin, Carroll, Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Dalton, Dummer, Errol, Gorham, Jefferson, Lancaster, Milan, Northumberland, Pittsburg, Randolph, Shelburne, Stark, Stewartstown, Stratford, Whitefield|
|Carroll County: Albany, Bartlett, Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, Hart’s Location, Jackson, Madison, Moultonborough, Ossipee, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Wolfeboro|
|Sullivan County: Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Grantham, Newport, Plainfield|
|Belknap County: Alton, Center Harbor, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, New Hampton, Sanbornton, Tilton|
|Merrimack County: Andover, Danbury, Hill, New London, Wilmot|
|Strafford County: Middleton, Milton, New Durham|
The cities and towns of District 1 have had a profound effect on New Hampshire's rich history and culture. These communities have helped shape the state and the world we live in. There are several notable people who were born here, a number of firsts that have occurred here, plus numerous landmarks and points of interest.
Hanover - New Hampshire's only Ivy League school (Dartmouth College).
New Durham - The birthplace of Marilla Marks (Young) Ricker. She was the first woman in New Hampshire to attempt to register to vote and first woman to attempt to run for governor.
Newport - The birthplace of Sarah Josepha Hale. She was the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary had a Little Lamb" and the first women's magazine editor.
Mount Washington - The highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288’.
Littleton - The World's Longest Candy Counter according to the Guinness Book of World Records (Chutters).
Dixville Notch, Hart's Location, and Millsfield - The first votes of the presidential election are cast just after midnight in these 3 towns. Communities with under 100 people can open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all residents have voted according to New Hampshire Law.
Bretton Woods - The Bretton Woods Agreement was signed in the Gold Room at the Mount Washington Hotel in 1944. The agreement created the International Monetary Fund and pegged global currencies to the price of gold.
Pittsburg - New Hampshire’s only international border with Canada.
Wolfeboro - The oldest summer resort in America was built in 1768.
Berlin - Earl Tupper, inventor of Tupperware and founder of the Tupperware Plastics Company, is a Berlin native.
Berlin - The Nansen Ski Club, the oldest ski club in the country, was formed in Berlin.
Franconia Notch - The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway opened in 1938 which made it the first aerial passenger tramway in the country.
Woodsville - The Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge in Woodsville is thought to be the oldest covered bridge still standing in the country.