Welcome to the Community Website for Marlow, New Hampshire
The Marlow Historical Society Museum is taking a summer vacation this year, as we are in the process of moving to Murray Hall! Researchers are always welcome to contact us, though. The archives are already moved, and available to one and all!
Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
in The Keene Sentinel
MARLOW - At the heart of Marlow village, in front of historic Jones Hall, stands a unique hand-sculpted granite World War I monument...read more...
Read about "Madcap May" Yohe, the Hope Diamond and Marlow; the upcoming Sunday, June 28 Finger Food Potluck Meeting at 4pm in Murray Hall; Murray Hall renovation updates; and whether or not there is an elephant buried on Marlow Hill. And, do you know who these men were?
The Marlow Community Alliance is 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.
Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust Funds Available
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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.