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.

So, it is a privilege to introduce you to our Town’s much improved website. On behalf of the Town Department heads, their wonderful staff, the Webmaster, friends and neighbors, we welcome you to our vibrant community through this revamped website.  Please use this valuable new technology to stay engaged, well-informed and connected to your community.  It is you and your consistent loyal participation that make Hancock the great hometown that it is!

The Selectboard,
Town of Hancock, New Hampshire

March 6, 2015


Old Home Day Logo
August 15, 2015
View full logo here

Drawing by David Drasba
2015 Parade Grand Marshal


Summer Concert Series
View full poster here

Poster design
Deborah Porter-Hayes





The Selectboard will be holding meetings the 1st, 3rd and 5th week of the month for July and August. (For time of meetings, please see individual postings in the Official Town Notices below.)

Location: Town Office, Barbara E. Caverly Meeting Room on the lower level.  Parking and entrance in the rear of the building.  Meetings are open to the public. Please be aware that the Selectboard may or may not vote to enter one or more non-public sessions.

Selectboard Members: Erik Spitzbarth, Chair; John Jordan; Thomas Shevenell

For appointments: call the Town Administrator 525.4441.

Home page photos: Karen Dudra, Lauren Carney, Ruth Wilder, Alyssa McCartney,
Sean Kerwin, Byron Niederhelman, Karen Nigh, N. Sherman
Black and white photos: Town of Hancock Photo Collection