The town of Exeter is located in southeastern Rockingham County within 10miles of the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated on both the fresh water Exeter River and the salty Squamscott River, which intersect through a series of dams in the center of town. Exeter boasts of an active downtown section, an excellent school system, a dynamic public library, a busy recreation program for all ages, several parks and recreation areas, and many civic and cultural organizations. It is also the home of Phillips Exeter Academy, the Amercian Independence Musuem, many historic homes and fine residential neighborhoods. Exeter has two elementary schools, a middle school and Exeter High School.