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.

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


TOWN CLERK (auto registrations, vital records): closed Monday December 26th, Closed Monday January 2nd

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: Closing at noon on Friday December 23rd, Closed Monday December 26th, Closed Monday January 2nd


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

Official Town Notices

  • Notice of ZBA Hearing
    Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on December 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office (parking at...
  • Cemetery Trustee Meeting
    The Cemetery Trustees will meet on Wednesday December 7 at 2:00pm at the Town Office 50 Main St in the small conference...
  • Notice of Continued Hearing
    Notice is hereby given that the public hearing for the Boundary Line Adjustment application submitted by Wendy...
  • Hancock Conservation Commission
    The Hancock Conservation Commission will not be meeting in November.