Epsom is located in Merrimack County
on Route 4 between Chichester
Epsom was named for Epsom, England, home of the Earl of Derby, who was famous for his horse racing 'derby' at Epsom Downs. In 1727, Epsom was granted to the taxpayers of Rye, New Castle and Greenland by the Governor of Massachusetts before New Hampshire became an independent province. By 1800, the town became one of the most important in the Suncook Valley, due to its significant location for travel between the coast and the capital in Concord on the first toll road established by the State. Several taverns sprung up to accommodate those traveling through the town. Other businesses, such as lumber and grist mills, could be found on the Suncook and Little Suncook Rivers, and small factories and general stores also appeared.
Until 1824, Epsom was part of Rockingham County, then switched to the new Merrimack County. Epsom's population peaked after the Civil War, and would not experience significant growth again until the 1950's.
Accommodations in Epsom include Quiet Place Bed And Breakfast.
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12/08 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.