Barrington is a rural town in New Hampshire in Strafford County with a population of 8,770. The town was named for the English governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Samuel Shute of Barrington Hall. At one point it was the third largest New Hampshire town in population, ranking after Portsmouth and Gilmanton. It makes a great commuter town because of its convenient location. Its situated within a short distance of the seacoasts of New Hampshire and Maine, Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains. And just minutes away from the University of New Hampshire's main campus in Durham. It is connected by state highways to the Interstate system, the Pease International Tradeport and bus transportation. And also a short drive to Amtrak service in Dover or Durham.