Atkinson is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 6,751 at the 2010 census.
Atkinson has a rich history, dating back to the American Revolution. The community was incorporated 3 September 1767,and was named after Colonel Theodore Atkinson, a local landowner.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29 km2), of which 11.1 sq mi (29 km2) is land and 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) is water, comprising 1.42% of the town. The highest point in Atkinson is Hog Hill, at 430 feet (130 m) above sea level. Atkinson lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed. In 2011 the New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byways program named 3.74 miles of Main Street the "Stage Coach Byway".
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,178 people, 2,317 households, and 1,777 families residing in the town. The population density was 555.2 people per square mile (214.3/km≤). There were 2,431 housing units at an average density of 218.5 per square mile (84.3/km≤).
Image: "Main Street, Atkinson NH" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.