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

Annual Church Auction  
Saturday, July 30th, 10:00am 
Marlow Village Church

Promises to be something for everyone. Lots of stuff still coming in. Auctioneer Rod LeClair. Tent available for shade and lots of good food. Always a fun time to get some great deals.

Click here for photos of some of the items available

If you have any items that you would like to donate you can call Bucky White or Marcia Levesque and she will get you in touch with the right people. Always a fun day with lots of laughs! 

Save the Date...

Marlow Family Fun Day

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

There will be a band, chicken barbecue (tickets sold in advance), games for children, food, vendor stalls, etc. Stay tuned for more information....

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.

Annual Art in the Woods
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 1-5 pm
Rock's Cottage on Route 10 in Marlow

All are invited. Looking for vendors and artists. Help setting up is welcome. Potluck at 5. Call Susan Rock at 446-7532

Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your online purchases to 
Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust
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Please consider shopping at Smile.Amazon.com and help support the Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust by choosing our 501(c)(3) non-profit group to receive .5% of the proceeds of your order.

The process is simple - there is no cost to you, it's easy and fast to sign up, and it's easy to change to another non-profit to spread the funds! Thank you for your support!

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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.


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...
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.