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Newington, New Hampshire is a town in Rockingham County. Early in its history, that which is now Newington was part of Dover. Beginning in 1640, Trickey's Ferry went between Hilton's Point and Bloody Point -- so-called because of the numerous boundary disputes among the early settlers. In 1712, the meetinghouse was built and the bell was provided for by the residents of Newington, England. The town was named  in honor of that English village.  In 1764, Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth incorporated the town. The House Armed Services Committee authorized the acquisition of land in order to build Pease Air Force Base in 1952. Four years later the base opened. This base was the town's primary economy. In 1988, BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) recommended that the base be closed as of 1991. It has since been repurposed as a business park, Pease International Tradeport.

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