Epsom Historical Center, home to the Epsom Historical Association

The Epsom Town House built in 1850 replacing the old meetinghouse on Center Hill.

The Short Falls Covered Bridge and Grist Mill shown in an old colorized post card.

Epsom had 9 one rooms schools, the Mountain District is the oldest still standing, dating from 1834.

The old Meetinghouse was built by the Free Will Baptists in 1861, moved to this site in 2007.

Epsom Central School shortly after it was built, replacing the old one room schools.

The Epsom Public Library, building completed at the end of 2006.

A rare color photo of a train arriving at the old Short Falls Station, one of two Epsom depots.

Genealogy - Our database of Epsom Early Settlers includes over 47,000 individuals.

One of the oldest surviving homes in Epsom. Visit the History section on Historic Homes.

 

Welcome to Epsom History.com

The town of Epsom, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, was chartered in 1727 and soon after, the first 20 home lots began to be settled. Tracing these early settlers of Epsom evolved over the last decade to encompass this website, home to the Epsom Historical Association. The menu bar at the top of the page will guide you to the various sections of the website, and there are quick links to the more popular research areas on the right side of the page. For the best search results, click on Site Search in the menu bar, as there are different search boxes for various parts of the website. Whether browsing or researching, please sign our guest book to let us know of your visit.

November 16 - Sunday Annual Meeting & Program

The Epsom Historical Association will hold its annual member meeting at the Epsom Library, Sunday, November 16 at 2 p.m. At the meeting elections will be held for the officers for the coming year. The program will be 'Researching and Navigating the EpsomHistory.com website.' . . Read more [...]

New Book - New Orchard Road

George H. Yeaton's New Orchard Road is the sixth book highlighting the history of various parts of Epsom. George Hill Yeaton grew up on New Orchard Road and later in life put to paper many stories he remembered being told while growing up. .. Read More [...]

New Book - The Mountain District

The Epsom Historical Association is proud to announce the fifth book in a series about various parts of Epsom. 'The Mountain District, Mountain Road and New Portsmouth' follows the publications 'Black Hall Road', 'Gossville and Goboro Road,' 'New Rye's Early History,' and 'Slab City.' As with all books in the series, they highlight old photos from the Epsom Historical Associations files, and by deed research and genealogy, traces the various families that settled in Epsom. . Read more [...]

New Book - "Slab City"

Slab City lies just below Center Hill and north of the Little Suncook River. Epsom by 1823 has 8 grist mills, 10 saw mills, 3 carding machines, three clothier's shops and four bark mills, many of which were on the Little Suncook River. With the first NH Turnpike running through Epsom and following the river, the area was prime real estate from 1800 to the Civil War. Mills were already established by 1750 and powered the early settlements and home lots on Center Hill. 'Slab City' presents many of the photos from the Epsom Historical Association, along with descriptions of the families who settled and ran the area businesses. 93 photos - 100 pagess. .. View All Books[...]

New Publication - New Rye's Early History

New Rye's Early History, the family homes and settlements to 1892, includes the original owners and proprietors and traces the families and home owners. Based on the property owners as shown on the town and county map of 1892, the genealogy of the familes and progression of owners are given.As is the other books in the series, nearly 120 images are highlighted from the Epsom Historical Association. Familiar family names include Haynes, Dolbeer, Cass, and Brown.There is also a brief account of the ice cutting operation. The book is dedicated to Charlie and Phil Yeaton. 120 pagesr, View All Books[...]