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.

March 22 - Sunday Musical Program

The Epsom Historical Association invites you to an afternoon of entertainment at the Epsom Public Library, March 22, at 2:00 pm. Local performers will present another in a popular series of musical programs, this program to feature songs from Broadway, called 'March Madness Musical.' Open to the public with beverages provided and attendees may wish to bring a dessert or appetizer to share. For additional information call 736-4477. MARCH IS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL MONTH, dues may be renewed at the meeting.

New Book - Sanborn Hill

At the time Charles McCoy was living in Epsom there was a 'Suncook Road' leading over the hill from Center Hill to Allenstown. This road is mentioned in deeds as early as 1752, and it was in 1768 that the town laid out the current road from Center Hill to New Rye. It was extended in 1772 'partly on the old way' through land of Levi Cass. Early deeds refer to this road as simply 'the Hill Road' and later as Sanborn Hill Road. The families that settled on the hill were the McCoy's, Sanborn's and Sander's. Along with these families were Daniel Goss and Charles Quimby, and at the foot of the hill, Samuel Blake. Samuel Blake sold a couple small lots at the base of the road occupied by families of Chesley, Weeks and Hall. The road is no longer a through road, ending as it approaches New Rye.. .. View all books[...]

New Book - North Road to 107

North Road to 107 covers the families that occupied the northeastern part of Epsom from Pittsfield south to Deerfield. This includes North Road to the area of Lords Mill, down Route 107. The area was also home to several lesser known Epsom families, including the Pettingills, Emersons and McDaniels. The North Road was also where the First New Hampshire Turnpike crossed through Epsom from Northwood to Chichester and where toll gate number 4 stood. The Yeaton Tavern accommodated travelers for many years. Other families later included several lines of Brown's, and several families who were Quakers and associated with the Friend's Meetinghouse in South Pittsfield. . View all books[...]