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

Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 11:00-11:30 am at the town office. 

New voter registration, corrections, and party changes may be made during this time.  

You can also register with the town clerk. Her hours are Wednesdays, 4:30-7:00 pm and Thursdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm. You will need a picture ID and proof of residence if your street address is not on your ID.

Marlow residents can register to vote at the
Annual School District meeting at Perkins Academy on Thursday, March 12

Supervisors of the checklist will be at the meeting to verify that people who intend to vote are registered voters, and non-registered Marlow residents can also register to vote.

Registered voters should bring a photo ID to vote,
and residents who wish to register to vote at the meeting should bring photo ID and proof of residence.

Bingo Night in Marlow!

Saturday, February 29, 4-8pm  
Odd Fellows Hall
5 Church Street, Marlow

BINGO!!!!! Come on down to the Odd Fellows Lodge for some great Bingo action on Saturday, February 29th. Doors open at 4pm for food/snacks and the Bingo kicks off at 5pm....Beginners welcome. Come early and we'll show you the ropes! Also...please note this is open to the public (18+), you do not have to be an Odd Fellow. BYOB and $2 a game with 10 games plus a bonus winner takes all Game 11!!! Great door prizes again too!

Marlow Historical Society Winter 2020 Newsletter Posted

Read about the Village Cemetery 200th anniversary; All Souls' Day Cemetery Walk; Personal War Sketches - Part III; the Huntleys of Marlow, and more.  Click here to read the full newsletter...

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.

The Marlow Town Library has Moved Back into its Original Location

Our book selection is still limited as we continue our move back into Jones Hall

Wifi is restored, but we do not have patron computers or desks set up yet.

Just about any book you need can be requested through our NH interlibrary loan system.

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

Regular Events and Ongoing Announcements

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.

Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your online purchases to 
Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust
when you order online with Amazon Smile

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!

Click on the yellow button below to get started 


August 2019

August is the month the trustees of the Marlow Children's Enrichment Trust review our books to determine what funds we can offer to groups or individuals hoping to bring activities or programs to Marlow children. Our budget for the period August 2019 - July 2020 is set, and we welcome applications.

Who can apply for funds? Teachers of the Marlow School District, and individuals and groups associated with Marlow whose purpose for the funds is the enrichment of Marlow youth.

Please note the MCET is hoping to reach as many children as possible with the funds available. Therefore, preference will be given to applications that have the broadest reach in our community.

Deadline to apply for funds: There are no set deadlines, but please consider completing and returning applications as soon as possible. The trustees will review all applications and notify applicants within 4 weeks of receipt of application. It is our hope to offer funds to all who qualify, however, funds are limited.

Applications are available by contacting a trustee listed below or by downloading the application below.

This trust is not connected to the Marlow School District or the Town of Marlow.

We look forward to working with the community to enhance learning opportunities for the children of Marlow. Again, anyone with an activity or program plan is welcome to apply for funds.


The Trustees of the Marlow Children's Enrichment Trust: Donna Chase 446-7733, Sandy Salo 446-3366, Barbara White 446-2281, Mary Andreasen 446-2276, Nancy Vesco 209-9797

email Donna Chase at chase1@myfairpoint.net

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