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.

Historical Association Meeting March 23, 2014

The Epsom Historical Association will hold a program of Musical Memories on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Epsom Public Library beginning at 2:00 pm in the afternoon. The program is open to the public. .Read more [...]

New Book - Gossville & Goboro Road

This history of the village of Gossville and Goboro Road is based primarily on two sources. The first is the report of the 1991 Gossville Historic District. The study included 39 primary contributing structures, one primary site, 30 secondary contributing structures and 21 non contributing structures. .Read more [...]

McClary Historical Marker Moved

Civil War Diary Scanned

Thanks to the generosity of Al Bickford and family, a civil war diary was loaned to the Epsom Historical Association to be scanned as part of the organizations electronic archives. The diary belonged to Edwin Moses Sherburne (1840-1916), son of Capt. James M. and Betsey Chesley (Blake) Sherburne, who lived in the home currently occupied by the Bickfords. Edwin belonged to the 6th NH Regiment and was discharged Nov. 19, 1862 from Echington Hospital, Washington, DC for defective vision and hearing. The diary covers the year 1862. Our thanks to Al for bringing this important piece of Epsom history to the Historical Association.Read more news[...]

Genealogy Update: McCoy Family

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)..