Seabrook, New Hampshire

Seabrook is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,693 at the 2010 census.[1] Located at the southern end of the coast of New Hampshire on the border with Massachusetts, Seabrook is noted as the location of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, the third-most recently constructed nuclear power plant in the United States.

Seabrook, New Hampshire
The public library, old portion
The public library, old portion
Official seal of Seabrook, New Hampshire

Location in Rockingham County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Rockingham County and the state of New Hampshire.
Coordinates: 42°53′37″N 70°52′24″W / 42.89361°N 70.87333°WCoordinates: 42°53′37″N 70°52′24″W / 42.89361°N 70.87333°W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
IncorporatedJune 3, 1768
Seabrook Beach
Seabrook Station
South Seabrook
Weare Corner
 • Board of SelectmenElla M. Brown, Chair
Aboul B. Khan
Theresa A. Kyle
 • Town ManagerWilliam M. Manzi III
 • Total9.6 sq mi (24.9 km2)
 • Land8.9 sq mi (22.9 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (1.9 km2)  7.80%
56 ft (21 m)
 • Total8,693
 • Density910/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-68260
GNIS feature ID0873718


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.6 square miles (25 km2), of which 8.9 sq mi (23 km2) is land and 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) is water, comprising 7.8% of the town. Directly south of Seabrook is the town of Salisbury, Massachusetts, while directly north are the town of Hampton Falls and the resort community of Hampton Beach. The census-designated place of Seabrook Beach occupies the eastern end of the town, along the Atlantic Ocean. The highest point in Seabrook is 217 feet (66 m) above sea level on Grape Hill, whose 230-foot (70 m) summit lies just south of the town line in Salisbury, Massachusetts.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20178,854[2]1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 7,979 people, 3,425 households and 2,161 families residing in the town. The population density was 895.0 per square mile (345.7/km²). There were 4,066 housing units at an average density of 458.7 per square mile (177.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.52% White, 0.34% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 3,425 households of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

Age distribution was 20.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median household income was $42,874, and the median family income was $47,718. Males had a median income of $36,560 versus $27,143 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,992. About 6.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable people


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions – New Hampshire". Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Beggars Night

Beggars Night, or more properly Beggars' Night, is a recent regional term for the early Halloween-related activity that is referred to in some parts of the United States as "Trick or Treat". Some municipal counties, concerned with younger children getting hurt on Halloween Day when trick-or-treating; decided for a weekday day before Halloween Day for younger children to go trick-or-treating safely. This day is varying by county and year depending when Halloween Day is, resulting in this day to be in some cases a week before Halloween Day.

This term is new to possibly distinguish between Halloween Eve's or Halloween Days' Trick-or-Treating, which in most places is just called "The day the town decided when Trick-or-Treating was." Traditionally, Halloween Day or Halloween Eve, children went trick-or-treating at night when Halloween festivities started. Due to both days being festival days, especially on weekends, many car accidents and intoxicated misbehaviors occurred. To make this holiday safer, in a county all towns in it, will receive a different day for children residing in that town to go trick-or-treating: hours between getting out of school and ending between 6-8pm. Due to the differing days, children are able to go trick-or-treating on multiple weekdays in the neighboring towns.

Children are also allowed to trick-or-treat on Halloween Eve and Halloween Day as well. However, adults will usual only buy enough supply of candy for trick-or-treating the day their town decided on which day it was. This has led to much confusion and fewer houses having candy due to adults traditionally celebrating Halloween Eve or Halloween Day if it is on a weekend. However, it has led to better regulation and coordination between varying town law enforcement in decreasing rowdy acts. Mostly, school boards and local newspapers announce to their towns which day their town will be doing trick-or-treating. Halloween is still celebrated with parties but no younger children trick-or-treating Halloween Eve or Day anymore. Specifically, the term is broadly but not exclusively used in Ohio, and in many parts of Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and western New York.In the Buffalo area Beggar's Night is October 30 and is a scaled down version of Halloween itself, with children seeing if they can squeeze an extra night of candy out of the holiday. In the Des Moines Metro Area during Beggar's Night, children ring doorbells, say "Trick or Treat" then tell riddles or jokes such as "What did the priest say when the church caught on fire?" "Holy smoke!" Homeowners will groan and laugh, then give out treats.In Columbus, Ohio, there was a police report made in 1954 where it had gotten too rowdy so the city had discontinued Trick or Treating. The cities surrounding Columbus started celebrating the day before or the Thursday before Halloween. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) sets dates for the Columbus, Ohio region. For both 2018 and 2019, Beggers' Night will be celebrated on October 31. In Washington, DC, and the immediate suburbs in the 1950s Beggars' Night was on October 30 and that was the night for dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door for "Trick or Treat." Hallowe'en (Oct. 31st) was the night when some schools held costume parties for kids.

In parts of Vermont, in the 1970s at least, Beggars' Night (Oct. 30th) was the night for playing tricks. The next night, Hallowe'en, was for begging for treats.

In Seabrook, New Hampshire, Beggar's Night is observed, however, they ask that parents and children use caution.In 1993 residents of Candlelight Plaza, a small neighborhood north of the 610 Loop in Houston, Texas, decided that it no longer wanted to pass out candy to kids who lived outside their neighborhood. They moved trick or treat to October 30th, and turned out lights on the 31st as the children so used to their generosity, and looking for a safe place to trick or treat, came through. Today, as the average age of the residents has decreased, more and more people are participating in trick or treat on Halloween by generously handing out candy to the few who wander through. However the majority of the residents (and many of those in an adjacent neighborhood of similar socioeconomic status) continue to send their children out on the 30th and keep them home on the 31st. No person who enters is denied participation on the 30th, but some residents still believe it is a private party whose details should only be shared with those personally known by the residents. Some have classified this as a Beggars Night, however unlike others, this was not created or promoted by a municipality.

In general, Beggars Night represents the "treat" portion of Trick or Treat, where children in costume make evening rounds of homes (and to a lesser extent to businesses during the day) and are given candy. This event being closely tied to, but distinct from, Halloween itself, when various forms of mischief (or "tricks") may occur.

The night has often been scheduled by municipal governments on a date prior to the actual Halloween date of October 31.

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It southern terminus within the state is located in Attleboro, where I-95 enters from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It intersects with U.S. Route 1 (US 1) and the northern terminus of I-295 within Attleboro, I-495 in Mansfield, and US 1 in Sharon before arriving at an interchange with I-93, US 1, and Route 128 in Canton. At this interchange, I-95 begins running concurrently with US 1 and Route 128 along a beltway roughly 15 miles (24 km) outside of Boston.

While its concurrency with US 1 ends in Dedham, its concurrency with Route 128 continues as it meets with expressways including the Massachusetts Turnpike in Weston, US 20 in Waltham, Route 2 in Lexington, US 3 in Burlington (with which it runs concurrently within the town), and I-93 and US 1 in Reading and Lynnfield, respectively. I-95 and Route 128 split in Peabody, as Route 128 travels north-east towards its northern terminus in Gloucester, I-95 continues north and crosses with US 1 in Peabody and Danvers. Within Salisbury, it intersects the northern terminus of I-495 and arrives at its own northern terminus, where I-95 continues into Seabrook, New Hampshire as the Blue Star Turnpike.

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Route 286 (Massachusetts–New Hampshire)

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Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant

The Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, more commonly known as Seabrook Station, is a nuclear power plant located in Seabrook, New Hampshire, United States, approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of Boston and 10 miles (16 km) south of Portsmouth. Two units (reactors) were planned, but the second unit was never completed due to construction delays, cost overruns and troubles obtaining financing. The construction permit for the plant was granted in 1976, and construction on Unit 1 was completed in 1986. Full power operation of Unit 1 began in 1990. Unit 2 has been canceled and most of its major components sold to other plants. With its 1,244-megawatt electrical output, Seabrook Unit 1 is the largest individual electrical generating unit on the New England power grid. It is the second largest nuclear plant in New England after the two-unit Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.

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Municipalities and communities of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
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