New Hampshire State Symbols

New Hampshire State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

New Hampshire Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

New Hampshire has been referred to as the "Switzerland of America"for its beautiful mountain scenery. Students in New Hampshire can take advantage of all 4 seasons and the outdoor activities associated with them, including boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, skiing, and snowball fighting.

New Hampshire is one of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788), New Hampshire was named after the English county of Hampshire. New Hampshire is called the "Granite State" because of its numerous granite quarries; the nickname may also reflect the state's attachment to tradition and its history of a frugal government. There are no general sales or individual income taxes, which fits with the state motto of "Live free or die." A relatively small state, New Hampshire plays a major role every four years in the presidential election, as it holds the first primary election. New Hampshire's state bird is the purple finch and its capital is Concord.

New Hampshire State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of New Hampshire state facts such as New Hampshire state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over New Hampshire, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

New Hampshire State Symbols, Emblems, & Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Amphibian Spotted Newt
(Notophthalmus viridescens)
Animal White-tail Deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
Beverage Apple Cider
Bird Purple Finch
(Carpodacus purpureus)
Butterfly Karner Blue
(Lycaeides melissa, subspecies samuelis)
Dog Chinook
(Canis lupus familiaris)
Emblem Emblem
Flag State Flag
Flower Purple Lilac
(Syringa vulgaris)
Freshwater Fish Brook Trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
Fruit Pumpkin
(Cucurbita mixta)
Gem Smoky Quartz
Honorary Songs  "New Hampshire, My New Hampshire"

"New Hampshire Hills"

"Autumn in New Hampshire"

"New Hampshire's Granite State"

"Oh, New Hampshire (you're my home)"

"The Old Man of the Mountain"
"The New Hampshire State March"

"New Hampshire Naturally"

"Live Free or Die," composed by Barry Palmer

Insect Ladybug
(Coccinella spp.)
Language English
Mineral Beryl
(Be3Al2Si6O18 - Beryllium Aluminum Silicate)
Motto "Live Free or Die"
New Hampshire Native New Hampshire Native
Nicknames "Granite State"
Quarter New Hampshire State Quarter
Rock Granite
Saltwater Game Fish
Striped Bass
(Morone saxatilis)
Seal Great Seal
Song "Old New Hampshire"
Sport Skiing
Tartan Tartan
Tree White Birch
(Betula papyrifera)
Vegetable White potato
(Solanum tuberosum)
Wildcat Bobcat 
(Lynx rufus) - June 11, 2015
Wildflower Pink Lady's Slipper
(Cypripedium acaule)
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