Concord is the capital city of the state of New Hampshire. It also serves as the county seat of Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Within the city of Concord are the villages of East Concord, West Concord and Penacook. Concord, NH is also home to the University of New Hampshire Law School. According to the 2013 census, Concord, NH has a population of 42,419.
The area that later became Concord, NH was originally settled by a Native American tribe called the Pennacooks. The land was settled between 1725 and 1727 by residents of Haverhill, Massachusetts. In 1734, the area was incorporated as a town call Rumford.
In 1765, Rumford and the town of Bow had a boundary dispute. Afterwards, Rumford was renamed Concord, which was meant to signify the new harmony between the two towns.