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.
The Epsom Historical Association held its annual Christmas social at the Epsom Public Library on Sunday, December 1st from 2 to 5 pm. Among the activities was a sing-a-long of traditional carols and time set aside for partiticpants to relate Christmass memories. Attendee's were asked to bring a favorite food to share. .Read more [...]
In the past couple years the historic portions of the McClary Cemetery has met with increasing deterioration. These conditions include primarily toppled and broken stones. The recent broken stones look like damage perhaps done by poor mowing. Toppled stones may have fallen by being bumped, but most due to results of the elements. Many stones are being lost to being over run by growing grass as the rest flat on the ground. Regardless of the causes, these historic stones in Epsom's first cemetery have met with neglect over the years. These gravestones in many instances are the only source of information on many of the earliest Epsom settlers and residents, many honored soldiers of many wars. Though some stones have been in disrepair for sometime, the clean breaks on many reveal very recent damage. Read more [...]
The McCoy family of Epsom has never been really researched, and remains mostly elusive. To this day there are virtually no vital records or known burials, and new research only allows a somewhat subjective genealogy. New information about the family while in Epsom surfaced, by the record is scant once the family leaves Epsom in 1760. At that time son John was married with a family and eventually resides in Nottingham Sons Francis and Nathaniel are both old enough to own property and likely married. Daughter Mary marries about this same time and is the only member of the family to stay in Epsom. Father Charles marries for a third time and has one other son, Charles. They all move to Allenstown, and heirs of Charles move to the Bow and Dunbarton area. For the complete family sketch, visit the genealogy pages. (link)..