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Buxton, Maine, USA

Buxton, York, ME

...It was not until the fall of 1733 that the grantees, met on Boston Common and organized and appointed a Joint Committee to assign townships. This Committee met and assigned the seven Narragansett Grants – beginning with Narragansett Number One, now Buxton, Maine, which was assigned to Philemon Dame and one hundred and nineteen others. The township was unsettled throughout the next several years and finally was incorporated Narragansett Township Number One into a Town by the name of Buxton on July 14th, 1772 by Governor Thomas Hutchinson.

It took several years to establish a true settlement in the Town. The Town was dense forest and roads and tillable fields had to be established to sustain families year round. The first industry included sawmills and gristmills along the Saco River...


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  • 1762 - Named for Buxton in Norfolk, England, Buxton, Maine was incorporated on July 14, 1762.

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  • 1812 - The Buxton Powder House was erected as a result of the vote of local citizens on March 12, 1812.
    Thomas Elwell, the lowest bidder, took the contract at the munificent price of $59 and completed the job in the fall of 1813.
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  • 1822 - First Congregational Church of Buxton, commonly referred to as the Tory Hill Meeting House, was built.
    It replaced an older church (First Church of Christ), built around 1763.
    maineanencyclopedia.com

  • 1824 - Buxton ceded some of its land to Standish

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  • 1854 - Buxton
    Buxton, a post-township of York county, Maine, on the W. side of Saco river, about 60 miles S. W. by S. from Augusta, has abundant water-power....Read MORE...


  • 1886 Buxton
    Buxton is the most north-eastern portion of York County, having Gorham on its own north-east, Scarborough and Saco on the south-east, Dayton on the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Buxton
    Buxton, a post-township of York co., Me., 15 miles W. of Portland, is bounded on the W. by the Saco River, and traversed by the Portland & Rochester...Read MORE...


  • Buxton, Maine, USA
    Union Falls Bridge, Saco River
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  • Buxton, Maine, USA
    Main St., W. Buxton (1910)
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    I.O.O.F. Hall, W. Buxton
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  • 1762 - Named for Buxton in Norfolk, England, Buxton, Maine was incorporated on July 14, 1762.

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/
  • 1812 - The Buxton Powder House was erected as a result of the vote of local citizens on March 12, 1812.
    Thomas Elwell, the lowest bidder, took the contract at the munificent price of $59 and completed the job in the fall of 1813.
    maineanencyclopedia.com
  • 1822 - First Congregational Church of Buxton, commonly referred to as the Tory Hill Meeting House, was built.
    It replaced an older church (First Church of Christ), built around 1763.
    maineanencyclopedia.com
  • 1824 - Buxton ceded some of its land to Standish

    maineanencyclopedia.com
  • 1854 - Buxton
    Buxton, a post-township of York county, Maine, on the W. side of Saco river, about 60 miles S. W. by S. from Augusta, has abundant water-power.... Read MORE...

  • 1886 Buxton
    Buxton is the most north-eastern portion of York County, having Gorham on its own north-east, Scarborough and Saco on the south-east, Dayton on the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Buxton
    Buxton, a post-township of York co., Me., 15 miles W. of Portland, is bounded on the W. by the Saco River, and traversed by the Portland & Rochester... Read MORE...

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