The Library's Local History Collections


The Library's local history resources are comprised of three collections.

The New Hampshire Collection includes town and state histories, genealogies, books about early life in New Hampshire, and fiction and non-fiction by New Hampshire authors.

The Alice Brown Collection is comprised of Alice Brown's personal library, including books by the author.  Alice Brown (1856 - 1948) was born in Hampton Falls, and was a well-known author who wrote novels, stories, plays and biographies.

Special Collections include a variety of literature, poetry and history.  Of note are those about New England, early books for children and illustrated editions.

All local history materials are for in-library use only and do not circulate.  The collections are searchable in the Library's online catalog.  The Library welcomes visitors to use the local history resources, and staff members are available most hours to assist with the collections.  Please call ahead and arrange for a visit.


Hampton Falls Resources

The Historical Society of Hampton Falls:
To learn more about the history of Hampton Falls, visit the historical society website: https://www.hfhistoricalsociety.org/

Search The Cemetaries of Hampton Falls:
Cemeteries of Hampton Falls
Veterans Interred in Hampton Falls Cemeteries

Local Cemetaries:

Dodge Cemetery - on Route 88 just off US Route 1, beside the Baptist Church.

Old Brookside Cemetery - on Route 88, from US Route 1, north of Lincoln Akerman School about 1/8 mile on the left, just before the overpass for I-95.

Brookside Cemetery - Adjacent to Old Brookside Cemetery, on the northerly side, bordering I-95

Old West View Cemetery (also called Revolutionary War Cemetery) - From US Route 1 to Route 88, north about 2.5 miles to Nason Road (on left), then 1/4 mile on left.

West View Cemetery - on Nason Road, on right opposite Old West View

Oak Lawn Cemetery - on Nason Road, adjacent to Old West View Cemetery

Hawes Cemetery - From US Route 1, take Route 88 for approx. 4.5 miles, located on the right.

Pike Cemetery (Private) - From US Route 1, take Route 88 for about 5 miles, on left near Exeter town line.

Nason Cemetery (Private) - From US Route 1, take Route 88 about 2.5 miles to Nason Road on left, continue past cemeteries, cross over Drinkwater Rd, to end. Turn left on Route 84. Located 1/8 mile on the left.


Find Your Ancestors

Research your ancestry by using the following resources:

Ancestrylibrary.com
Find your roots for free! Available for in-Library use only.

Heritagequestonline.com
See staff for home access.
Click here to access Heritagequest.

Online Resources:
National Archives
Cyndi's List - a comprehensive genealogy research site with cross-references to other sources
American Ancestors
NH Gen Web societies - listing of historical and genealogical societies
Daughters of the American Revolution
Church of Latter Day Saints