Watercolor by Diane Kidd

Welcome to Hancock

Welcome to Hancock, New Hampshire, incorporated November 5, 1779! Hancock is a quaint and historic community nestled in the Monadnock Region and named for one of its original proprietors and first signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock. W.W. Hayward has been quoted in an 1879 address as saying: “No pleasanter homes can be found anywhere than here; no truer hearts, no better men and women. They make good citizens and good members of society.” The same rings true today, as the community continues its commitment to historic preservation, land protection and education.

The Selectboard,
Town of Hancock, New Hampshire

March 6, 2015

Sean Kerwin, Byron Niederhelman, Karen Nigh, N. Sherman
Black and white photos: Town of Hancock Photo Collection


Please join the Selectboard in welcoming our new Public Works Director, Mia Gagliardi.  Mia was most recently the Public Works Operations Manager for the Town of Gilford, NH. 

Official Town Notices

  • Notice of Meeting
    The Hancock Norway Pond Commission will be meeting on Tuesday July 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Barbara Caverly meeting...
  • Recreation Committee Meeting Cancelled
    The Recreation Committee has cancelled the regularly scheduled meeting for Wednesday July 19th at 6:30. ...
  • Notice of Hearing
    Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Hancock...
  • Notice of Meeting
    The Old Home Day Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 20th at 4:00 p.m at Fiddlehead's Cafe.
  • Public Hearing pursuant to HB 329
    Town of Hancock, NH Public Notice of Hearing