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

Halloween Cruise Night at Aaron's Specialty
Saturday, October 15, 12-4pm

Homemade beef stew, chowder and apple pie will be served. Don't forget the ice cream. Tractors and engines are also welcomed.

Final event of the season

FREE tickets available for The Power of Children - Making a Difference at the Cheshire Children's Museum in Keene  

Thank you to the Marlow Children's Enrichment Trust for funding this opportunity. Contact Donna Chase at 446-7733 or chase1@myfairpoint.net for tickets.

Click here to learn more about the exhibit that runs through October 20. 

Click here to see The Power of Children Events Calendar.

Marlow Historical Society Long-Sleeve Tees and Caps
with the Distinctive Giffin Elm

Available by calling 446-2292. 

They are also for sale at Aaron’s Specialty604 NH Route 10, Marlow

Caps -$15.00
Tees - $20.00


Please see the information below that was received from the state regarding the current drought conditions. 

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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, and click here to learn more about MCET's activities and fundraisers. 

The Summer Marlow Historical Society Newsletter Posted

This issue of the Marlow Historical Society Newsletter focuses on the history and the people of Marlow's special Sand Pond community. We hope that you enjoy the articles and are inspired to revisit or visit for the first time, this wonderful, unspoiled place that has delighted generations from all over New England, and the world.

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Renovation of Murray Hall - Marlow Historical Society 2016 Fundraiser 

The Marlow Historical Society has owned Murray Hall, on Forest Road in Marlow NH, since 2002. Through the decades the building has been a Methodist Church, a Universalist Church, the Excelsior Grange, and finally a workshop and a storage facility for PC Connection. In 2002, Gallup & Hall conveyed the land and building to the Society, which immediately set upon its restoration. Click here to read about restoration progress and how you can help.

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.