Welcome to the Community Website for Marlow, New Hampshire

Marlow also has an Official Town Website where you can find forms and documents,
information about town departments, board minutes and more at

Announcements and Events
The Marlow Community Alliance will be at The Gathering Place at the Chapel this Saturday, March 21 from 9 until 11:30 am. We will have mugs and shirts for sale. Some decadent breakfast treats and some warm and inviting company will be there to greet you! Come join us!


We are officially a Non-Profit organization as of February 2015

Thank you so much to all the people who have helped and supported us! We are that much closer to getting gas and food back in our town!

All proceeds from fundraising sales go towards supporting the efforts to bring a store and gas station back to Marlow.

T-shirts in green or navy blue $20

Mugs $10

 The Winter 2015 Marlow Historical Society Newsletter Posted

The winter edition of the Historical Society newsletter is dedicated to Joe Feurer, who passed away January of this year. You can read his article on the immigrant experience in Marlow, along with stories on the progress of the Murray Hall restoration, the granting of a LCHIP grant, and the first car to come to Marlow.

The Monadnock Localvores are proud to announce:

Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Applications and Donations for 2015

To apply, please print out the application below:

Does your child have interest in farms or gardening? Would he or she like to explore these interests this summer?    

The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship endeavors to connect young people with agriculture and the natural world around them.  We hope to inspire the next generation of local farmers and local food supporters, by giving regional children an opportunity, through summer camp, after school programs, or membership to NOFA NH, to experience sustainable farming practices first-hand and watch their efforts bear fruit.  
After completion please submit by March 31st to

11 Industrial Park Drive
Walpole, NH 03608  

 or scan and email to amanda@cheshireconservation.org  


Donations to the scholarship fund are accepted through out the year. Donations can be made by sending a check made out to CCCD to 11 Industrial Park Dr., Walpole, NH 03608.  Please note that the check is a donation the the Scholarship Fund.  Thank you!


If you would like paper copies to share with a school or youth group please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Introducing The Gathering Place
Click here to see a larger image...

Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust Funds Available

The trustees of the Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust are able to offer funds to help bring an activity or a program to Marlow children this year.
Who can apply for funds? Teachers of the Marlow School District, and individuals and groups associated with Marlow whose purpose for these funds is for enriching Marlow children. Click here to see a larger version of the letter from the trust...

Historical Society Note Cards for Sale
to Support Murray Hall Restoration

Marlow photographer, Ed Thomas, has designed some new note cards using old photos from the Marlow Historical Society archives. Images include Old Home Day scenes, the Marlow Academy, Marlow Inn, the Farley Bridge, and Main Street scenes. They are 7" x 5". The price is $3.00, or 5 for $12.50. Of course, all profits go to the Murray Hall project.

Please contact Maria Baril at 446-2292 to place an order. Thanks!

Click here to see more images...

Back by popular demand...

The Historical Society has brought back Marlow tee shirts with the Marek Bennett "summer and winter" designs - long sleeves, forest green. The price is $20.00. Every penny from sale of the tee shirts goes towards the ongoing renovation of Murray Hall.

Click here to see larger photos...

The Keene Sentinel interviewed Marlow Community Alliance board members recently about their ongoing efforts to bring a store and gas station back to Marlow. You can read the complete article here....

Marlow community group aims to build gas station, general store

MARLOW - If you run out of gas on Route 10 in this small town, you’d better hope you find a friendly neighbor’s door to knock on.

And don’t worry, you wouldn’t be the first one.

Since a gas station in town closed three years ago, Marlow residents and people passing through have no choice but to drive 16 miles in one direction to fill up. Likewise, the closest store to get a last-minute gallon of milk is about 15 minutes away.

But members of a new community group hope to change that within the next two years....read more

A bit of history
This town, a largely undisturbed agricultural community on the
northern border of Cheshire County, is the prototype of a Yankee rural village.It was granted in 1753 under the name Addison, in honor of Joseph Addison, British essayist and poet, and Secretary of State for England, who signed the appointment papers making John Wentworth Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1717.

Although there are persistent rumors that Marlow is named for the English poet, Christopher Marlowe, it seems more likely that, like many New England towns, Marlow is named after a place and the name "Marlow" recalls Marlowe, England. Perhaps some of our early settlers came from that region.

A New Hampshire source supports this view: New Hampshire: A History, Resources, Attractions, and Its People volume 1 by Hobart Pillsbury. He wrote, "It was re-granted in 1761 to William Noyes and others and named Marlow after an English town" (Pillsbury, p 234). Genealogical research on the origins of Marlow's settlers might shed light on the issue.
 The picturesque village center, with its white church, Odd Fellows Hall, Town Hall and lily pond is one of the region's most photographed scenes and often the subject of an artist's brush. Marlow is the site of many marks of glacial action, and minerals are still found here. A woodworking industry once used the water power of the Ashuelot River to produce tools, furniture and wooden buckets from lumber cut nearby.