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

Kroka Work Day - Kroka Expeditions
Saturday, May 6 - 10 am - 4 pm

Join us for a day of meaningful and essential work. Each spring we invite the Kroka community to join us in celebration of warm air and new blossoms while we garden, plant, saw, clean, paint, and create all in preparation for the opening of Kroka’s base camp. Projects are available for all skill levels. In Kroka tradition, we will share a potluck lunch to celebrate our work and connect with each other. Those wishing to extend their stay are welcome to set up a tent in our village for a night under the starry sky. We are so grateful for the support of our community on this day. We certainly could not get so much accomplished without you! Participation is free. You can read about the event on Facebook.

Perkins Academy Annual Plant and Book Sale
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hosted by Friends of John D. Perkins, Sr. Academy

Spring has arrived (at least per the calendar anyway), so please keep the Perkins Academy annual plant and book sale in mind as you are doing your Spring cleaning of house and gardens! Our sale is planned for Saturday, May 20th at the school. Plans are to have aplant, book, bake, car wash, yard sale and a bike rodeo-a-thon while hosting the Gathering Place...wow...what a day! :) This will be our 2nd and final actual fundraiser for the 2016/2017 school year so please plan on showing your support for our community school in any way you are able. Thank you all again for everything you do!

Marlow By Heart: Poetry of a Small New Hampshire Town

Just in time for the holiday season, the Historical Society has compiled a book of Marlow poetry through the decades - from the 18th century to the present - matched with historical images and beautiful pictures by local photographers. The front cover is a watercolor by Marlow artist Stephanie Tickner, titled "Ashuelot River from the Bridge to Cheshire Earth." The books are $15.00. Contact the Marlow Historical Society at PO Box 12, Marlow, NH 03456, Maria Baril at 603-446-2292 or maria@barils.com, or stop by the Marlow Library to purchase one. Click here to read more...

The Winter Marlow Historical Society Newsletter Posted

This issue of the Marlow Historical Society Newsletter includes stories about Roddy Andrews, Marlow's police chief from the 1930s - 1960s, the Sand Pond Gun Shop, Marlow's Dillant connection, updates on the Murray Hall restoration project, and other interesting facts.


Marlow Historical Society Greeting Cards Available

These sketches were created by Randy Plotts and come in sets of 10 cards with envelopes for $5 per set.
Available by calling Maria Baril at 446-2292. 


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. 
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.

Regular Events


Change of School Board Meeting Day

School board meetings have changed to the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are still held in the multi-purpose room of the John D. Perkins, Sr. Academy of Marlow. 

For more information about meetings or the school, visit the SAU 29 website here or the school website here

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.

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