Gilsum, New Hampshire

Rolling hills and stunning natural beauty surrounds the tiny New Hampshire town of Gilsum.  With barely over 800 residents in town, Gilsum is one of the smallest incorporated southern towns in the Granite State.  With copious amounts of both breathing room and elbowroom, Gilsum is THE place to live if you’re one of the many out there looking for some modicum of privacy.  Gilsum gives you this privacy in spades and offers so much more.

Originally granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1752, the land that was to become Gilsum was first named “Boyle”, after Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington.  Settled and incorporated shortly after a 1763 land survey, one of the first settlers, a prominent sea captain from Connecticut named Samuel Gilbert, became the town’s first moderator.  Another prominent family in town was the Sumners, so the combined name “Gilsum” was eventually offered to the town and accepted in both families’ honor.

Gilsum grew slowly over the years.  Sufficient waterpower allowed several mills to spring up, producing mostly woolen goods.  Several mines were developed in the area supplying much-needed mica, for windows and heat resistance, and feldspar, used in the making of ceramics.  Several high-quality types of crystals, such as quartz, tourmaline and beryl, were discovered in the area as well, but unfortunately not enough to catalyze a population explosion.  Today there are few businesses in town and most of the population commutes to work in neighboring communities.

Southwestern New Hampshire is well known for its scenic vistas and breathtaking beauty.  Set just two towns over from the Vermont border, a trip to visit the Green Mountains is only a short drive west.  New Hampshire’s own White Mountain National Forest is just over an hour north while the beautiful Atlantic seacoast is about the same distance east.  Few states allow you the freedom to see the mountains in the morning and the ocean in the afternoon in quite the way New Hampshire does.

The tiny town of Gilsum operates its own elementary school within SAU #38.  It is a member of the Monadnock Regional Cooperative School District, along with the nearby towns of Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey and Troy.  With less than 60 children in the Gilsum Elementary School, there are no current plans to expand the school system within the town.

“Small” doesn’t begin to describe the close-knit community of Gilsum.  Expect to be welcomed with open arms and know that your family will increase by about 800 people when you move to Gilsum.  A tiny community with a big heart, Gilsum is waiting here for you to find it.  The best way to do so is to call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  Jim has all the latest MLS and knows the homes for sale in southern NH.  Call today and find out why more and more people are making the state of New Hampshire their home.

Gilsum Elementary School (k-6)
(603) 352-2226

Monadnock Regional Middle School (5-8)
(603) 352-6575

Monadnock Regional High School (9-12)
(603) 352-6575

Current Gilsum New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
7 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

Rustic, Cozy, Peaceful. Just A Few Words That D...

Photo of Listing #4780843

$199,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2.8 Acres
  • 2,200 ft²


16 Nash Corner Rd, Gilsum, New Hampshire

MLS® #4780843

Rustic, Cozy, Peaceful. Just A Few Words That Describe This Little Cabin In The Woods! 2.8 Acres Of Privately Wooded Land Surround This Quaint Little Home. Master Bedroom On The First Floor, Gorgeous Vaulted Ceilings, Open Concept Kitchen/dining/living Is V...

The Seller Is Offering A $4,000.00 Credit That ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #4708624

$184,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.44 Acres
  • 2,589 ft²


16 Main St, Gilsum, New Hampshire

MLS® #4708624

The Seller Is Offering A $4,000.00 Credit That Can Be Used For Closing Costs, Updates Or Repairs With An Acceptable Offer. Traditional New Englander Located In The Center Of A Quaint Village With Original Features Like Curved Walls, Natural Woodwork, High ...

This Is Great! A Small Gentlemen's Farm And A Q...

Photo of Listing #4776012

$178,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2.79 Acres
  • 1,514 ft²


30 Main St, Gilsum, New Hampshire

MLS® #4776012

This Is Great! A Small Gentlemen's Farm And A Quaint Village. Enjoy The Warmth And Character Of This Refreshed Antique Cape Amidst Pretty Gardens And Stone Paths. A 2-stall Stable Will House Your Critters Where They Can Romp Out In The Pasture And Be Close ...

So. Many. Possibilities!!! Currently Rented, B...

REDUCED 22% Photo of Listing #4768224

$99,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.31 Acres
  • 2,779 ft²


22 Main St, Gilsum, New Hampshire

MLS® #4768224

So. Many. Possibilities!!! Currently Rented, But Tenants Are Month-to-month, So You Could Use This House As 1.) A Two Story Single-family Home, 2.) A One Story Single-family Home With An In-law/aging Parent Apartment, 3.) A Owner-occupied Duplex And Live O...

There's Plenty Of Room To Expand Inside This Mu...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #4762800

$99,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 1,706 ft²


8 Main St, Gilsum, New Hampshire

MLS® #4762800

There's Plenty Of Room To Expand Inside This Much Loved Home. The Garage Has Not Been Used In Years But Could Be Rehabbed. The Ell Has Rooms On Both The First And Second Floor That Are In Good Shape. The Standing Seam Metal Roof Was Professionally Installed...

Desirable Neighborhood With End Of The Road Loc...

Photo of Listing #4742032

$79,000 Active

  • 14.6 Acres


Gunn Rd, Gilsum, New Hampshire

MLS® #4742032

Desirable Neighborhood With End Of The Road Location. Adjacent To Barrett Farm And Close To Bretwood Golf And Keene. Build Your Dream Home Today! Current Use Penalty To Be Paid By Buyer If Use Is Changed.


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Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2019 at 2:06am EDT.