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Kensington

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Kensington is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,124 at the 2010 census.HistoryOnce a parish of Hampton, Kensington was incorporated in 1737 by New Hampshire Governor Jonathan Belcher. Of the 27 towns granted by Governor Belcher, only 3 were given names, one of which was Kensington, named for Baron Kensington, owner of Kensington Palace in London.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.0sqmi, of which 11.9sqmi is land and 0.08% is water. Kensington is home to 16 named hills of glacial drumlin origin; the highest, Indian Ground Hill, located on the town's border with South Hampton, is 305ft above sea level. The majority of Kensington lies within the Piscataqua River watershed, via the Exeter River. The southeast portion of town drains to Hampton Harbor via the Taylor and Hampton Falls rivers, and the southwest corner of the town drains to the Merrimack River.
Kensington is in New Hampshire (NH). Make Kensington central to your United States travel plans using our United States trip itinerary planning site .
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