Epping residents have an understandable sense of pride in their community due to the rich history, schools, arts center and community-mindedness. No wonder the town’s unofficial slogan is “Epping-Center of the Universe,” which is occasionally seen on bumper stickers. This bustling town is central to many popular towns such as Exeter, Brentwood, Raymond, Nottingham and more.
From the time the town was established in 1741, it served as a hub for local travel. Its two original settlements were to the north and west of its current town center. Many of the town’s lovely Victorian-era homes still stand along Route 27, the original east-west roadway through the town. Other major crossroads include Route 125, running north and south; the scenic Lamprey River flowing east-west through the center of town; and the Boston and Maine Railroad, with tracks going east, west and south.