The Town of Epping is located in Southeast New Hampshire, nestled off Route 101 mid-way between the Town of Hampton and City of Manchester. Within the County of Rockingham, Epping was incorporated in 1741 and is named after Epping Forest in England. The population has grown to over 7,000 residents.
Epping has a Selectmen form of government, consisting of a five-member Board and a Town Administrator. Epping is fondly known by its' longtime residents as "The Center of the Universe." The origin of this slogan is speculative, but some believe it is due to the town's central location on the Seacoast and close proximity to the North Country, Boston and other desirable locations. More recently Epping has been dubbed "The Crossroads" due to the busy commuting routes of Route 101 and Route 125 which intersect on the South end of the town. Since 2005 this area has seen tremendous commercial growth. As a result, Epping has experienced a vast increase in residential construction throughout the town.
State highways that run through Epping are Route 125, Route 101, Route 27, Route 87 and Route 155. Epping has a total area of over 26 square miles, surrounded by the Towns of Raymond to the West, Fremont to the Southwest, Brentwood to the South and Southeast, Exeter, Newfields and Newmarket to the Northeast and Lee and Nottingham to the North.
The Town of Epping has its' own school district, SAU 14, which encompasses grades K-12.
The Epping Fire Department is housed within the Epping Safety Complex. The fire department consists of four full-time fire/medical personnel and is supported by a large volunteer call staff.
Please visit the following sites to learn more about our town:
Town of Epping: www.ci.epping.nh.us/
School District: www.sau14.org/
Fire Dept.: www.eppingfire.com/