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


Official Town Notices

  • Notice of Meeting
    The Hancock Common Commission will be meeting on Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Barbara Caverly Meeting Room...
  • Notice of Meeting
    The Selectboard will be meeting on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 7 p.m., in the Barbara E. Caverly Meeting Room, located...
  • Notice of Continued Hearing
    The Hancock Historic District Commission has continued a public hearing from June 26th at 7:00 p.m. to July 24th...
  • Notice of Approval - Zoning Board of Adjustment
    Notice is hereby given that the request by William & Patricia Harris for a Special Exception to Hancock Zoning...
  • Notice of Meeting Cancellations
    The Hancock Cemetery Trustees have cancelled their meetings for July 4th and August 1st.