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.

Historical Garden Completed

Kudo's and thanks to Master Gardener Nancy Heath for the completion of the Circa 1900 Period Sitting Garden at the old library, home of the Epsom Historical Association. The garden contains Wentworth lilacs whose lineage can be traced back to England. A refurbished bench is centered in the garden area which is on the east side of the library building. Thanks again to Nancy and her many friends and volunteers who assisted with the planning and implementing this wonderful historic garden.Past News[...]

2015 Old Home Day

The Epsom Historical Association held its annual booth at the town's 2015 Old Home Day. On display were three swords, including one that belonged to Capt. Arthur C. Locke, and the Association's series of books and publication. The Association also sold raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the organization. A slide show of 1000 photos was run all day on a large screen TV in the gazebo. Thanks to Brett, Carleton, Harvey and Bill Meagher for setting up. Also thanks to Nancy, Judy, Emmy, Charlie, John, Penny, Joyce and Carole for helping attend the booth throughout the day.Past Programs [...]

New Book - Center Hill

The road from the Deerfield line to the old Epsom Meetinghouse was named East Street by the proprietors. In later years it was also called Elm Street after residents planted Elms along the road near the McClary Cemetery. .View all books[...]