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



For Regularly Scheduled Meetings, see here
For Official Town Notices, see here

  • Hancock Historic District Commission, updated Application for Certificate of Approval (9/29/2015) here

  • InternetConnectivity Broadband Survey. Details here

  • View items posted on the Virtual Swap Shop here

  • The print version of the October issue of Hancock Happenings is available in Town and the online version is available here

  • DOs and DON'Ts of maintaining Clean Drinking Water here

  • Summer/Fall 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
    Last collection: Saturday, October 24. Please see schedule

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