The Wolfeboro Historical Society's Image Archives

A collection of about 2000 Historic Photos of Wolfeboro. Photos are indexed, captioned and searchable, and a high resolution copy can be easily downloaded for personal use.

A collection of Old Postcards.

Museum Virtual Tours
. Tours show a sample of exhibits in each of the four buildings in the Museum Complex.

Road Trips
. Road Trips show sights in the Wolfeboro area. Included are State Historical Markers, Wolfeboro area markers, and sights you might enjoy by driving on lesser traveled byways.

History of the Establishment of Wolfeboro, NH (4/11/2016)

Seven Early Farms    Maps: 1  2  3

Early Division Of Wolfeboro

Wolfeboro From Settlement into the 20 Century (10/27/2017)

Wolfeboro Downtown Historic Walking Tour  Page 1    Page 2

Wolfeboro Historic Driving Tour Brochure Part One    Front  Back
Wolfeboro Historic Driving Tour Brochure Part Two    Front 

A Rich Traditional Heritage of Cotton Mountain
A 57 page narrative history of the area and residents, originally written in 1937.
Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Cottonboro Homes
A map and owner's list from 1774 to 1981, with a conversion to today's address as of 2016.

Peripatetic Wolfeboro
A 38 page narrative of the early days of Wolfeboro, especially the many relocations of buildings, an example of Yankee Thrift, 1955.

Gazetteer of Wolfeboro: an update of the first publication included in the 1994 History of Wolfeboro by
Q. David Bowers.  This is a work in progress.  Public input to expand entries or add missing entries is
solicited: please email comments to

Maps that show History of Wolfeboro

The Topographical Map of Carroll County, 1861, shows the buildings throughout the County, and includes owner names of record at the time. The link below is easily expanded to see the details.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps of Carroll County
provide building location and names of businesses and public buildings. Maps cover 1887, 1892, 1901 and 1917. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the map sets for Wolfeboro.


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The Wolfeboro Historical Society is a not-for-profit 501 (c)3 organization
supported by volunteers, admissions, memberships and donations.