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
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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.'
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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
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
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
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