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Local History

Dover is the oldest continuous settlement in New Hampshire and the seventh oldest in the United States.  The Dover Public Library provides a wealth of information about Dover history, the history of the area, and information about the people of Dover.  This information is of interest to historians and genealogists. 


Historical Room

Historical Room

Original documents from Dover history, Histories of area towns, Genealogical resources from the area.  Please stop at the circulation desk to sign in and get the key.


Local Obituaries

DoverObituaries.jpgSearch for a name and find the date and page of an obituary in Foster's Daily Democrat.  Our index includes most obituaries printed in the 20th century.



Newspaper Archives

Newspaper Archives

Newspapers on microfilm - dating back to 1796




Dover Photos

Coal TrestleHistorical photos of Dover






Dover History

Cocheco CalamityA brief history of Dover.


Local Maps


Historical maps of Dover, the region and the state are in the Library on the second floor.