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Naples, Maine, USA
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Where is Naples, Maine, USA? 

Naples, Cumberland, Maine, USA
The area was settled in 1790. Farming was limited by the soil, which consisted of gravelly loam, its surface strewn with glacial erratic boulders. The uplands, however, provided good grazing for livestock, and hay became the principal crop.

Named for Naples, Italy, the town was incorporated on March 4, 1834, from parts of Otisfield, Harrison, Raymond and Bridgton. Between 1845 and 1856, it annexed more land from Sebago, Otisfield and Bridgton. The Songo Lock, completed two years before town incorporation, linked Long Lake and Brandy Pond with Sebago Lake, allowing passage of boats from Harrison to Portland through the Cumberland and Oxford Canal in Standish. A canning factory and cooperage were established at Naples village. The community also produced carriages, men's and boy's clothing, boots and shoes.

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1886 - Naples
Naples is situated in the north-western part of Cumberland County, between Bridgton and Lake Sebago. It is bounded on the north by Bridgton, Harrison and Otisfield, on the east by Otisfield and Casco, south by the latter, Lake Sebago and the town of Sebago, west by the last and by the south-western ...Read MORE...

Naples, a banking post-village in Naples township (town), Cumberland co., Me., on Long Lake, about 32 miles NW. of Portland. Steamboats ply between this place and several points on Long and Sebago lakes. Sebago Lake touches the S. part of the town. Naples is surrounded by picturesque scenery. Pop....Read MORE...

News  1950 - Long Lake Camp Blaze Beaten By Quick-Acting Bucket Brigade
Naples, July 16. - Fire drill rehearsals among the 200 boys at Camp Takajo on Long Lake really paid off here tonight when quick work by a bucket brigade saved the camp library from a fire that started in the woodbox.

Morton Goldman, owner and director said he believed the blaze was spontaneous...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Katie (Catherine) Josephine Chaplin (12 September 1852, Naples, Maine, USA - 2 December 1900, Poland, Maine, USA) gravestone

flag  Charles H Potter (18 April 1847, Naples, Maine, USA - 8 March 1929, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

flag  Frederick H York (August 1833, Naples, Maine, USA - 10 June 1904, Jay, Maine, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

  Washington Bray (1815, - 13 May 1876, Naples, Maine, USA)

  Andrew Titcomb Fitch (1826, - 14 February 1889, Naples, Maine, USA)
  Luther Fitch (1821, - 3 January 1891, Naples, Maine, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Cemeteries in Naples, Maine, USA

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