In Search of Merrimack's Oldest Resident

The Town of Merrimack has begun the search for the oldest resident in town to become the new Boston Post Cane holder. Our last Cane holder, Nellie Granger (age 97), passed away on December 17, 2018. The Boston Post Cane tradition started in 1909 when the Boston Post newspaper delivered the gold-headed ebony canes to 700 towns in New England and requested the canes be presented to the oldest citizen in town and passed on to the next oldest when he or she dies.

This year is a momentous one because the Town of Merrimack is celebrating its 275th anniversary in April. The cane will be awarded in conjunction with this celebration.

To qualify as the oldest resident, one must be a physical resident of Merrimack and have resided in Merrimack for at least 25 years.

If you qualify or know someone who does, send a nomination form to:

Town of Merrimack

ATTN: Boston Post Cane

6 Baboosic Lake Road

Merrimack, NH 03054

Nomination forms are available at or at Town Hall. Please contact the Town Manager's office with questions at 603-424-2331 or

The Town will be accepting nominations until Friday, March 12, 2021. Thank you for your help in locating our next holder of the Boston Post Cane.