New Hampshire State Nickname

The Granite State

New Hampshire is commonly referred to as the "Granite State," a nickname that underscores its rich geological heritage. The moniker originates from the state's abundant granite formations and the significant role granite has played in its history and economy. The state's granite quarries have supplied materials for structures like the Library of Congress and the Brooklyn Bridge. The nickname was officially adopted in 1830, emphasizing New Hampshire's association with the durable and versatile rock. It reflects the state's industrious character and the enduring nature of its contributions to the nation's development.

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