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
 http://marlownh.gov 

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.
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Announcements and Events 

Marlow Historical Society Winter 2021 Newsletter Posted

Read about Elgin Jones and the roots of Camp Takodah, Charlie Strickland's story, the last of the Downings, the story of the hearse house, and more. Click here to read the full newsletter. 

Charlie and Marvin

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March 22, 2020

The Marlow United Methodist Church is now streaming their worship on Sunday mornings

Click here to go the church Facebook page to join in. 

The library is open by appointment due to Covid protocol.
Call 603-446-3466 or email marlowtownlibrary@gmail.com to schedule.

Hours are Monday 12-5, 6-8; Wednesday 4-8; Saturday 9-12

Please note that Friendly Meals is 
cancelled until further notice.

Friendly Meals at Odd Fellows Hall 11:30am
Monthly on the first Tuesday of the month

Friendly Meals is a time for seniors to get together the first Tuesday of the month to enjoy a meal and conversation. Held at the Odd Fellows Hall with coffee at 11:30 and dinner at 12pm. Friendly Meals is open to anyone 60 or over. It is a program of Home Health Care. A donation of $3 is welcomed. Call Sharon at 446-7064 the Friday before for reservations.

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