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York, York, Maine, USA

"York, a post-village of York co., Me, in a township of the same name, on a small inlet called York Harbor, nearly 2 miles from the ocean, and 8 miles E.N.E. of Portsmouth, N.H. It has a large hotel, which accommodates 200 guests. York Beach, 1 1/ 2 miles from the village, is a good bathing place, with a hotel and several boarding-houses. York has a commodious harbor."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 1623 - First sawmill in the nation was established near York.

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  • 1641 - First chartered city in America was York.

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  • 1692 - Killed
    February 4: They approached the town of York with three to four hundred inhabitants. Of the hundred killed, many are women and children, and eighty ...Read MORE...


  • 1759 - First Female Novelist
    America's First Female Novelist, Madam Wood (Sally Sayward Barrell) was born at York.

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  • 1761 - First Pile bridge
    First Pile bridge in North America built at York.

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  • 1839 Description of York, Maine
    York, Me.

    York co. This is an ancient maritime town, on the coast, between Kittery and Wells. It is bounded W. by South Berwick. This was...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - York
    York, in the county of the same name, is a sea-coast town, and the southernmost but one in the State. Within its limits was established
    the first...Read MORE...


  • York, Maine, USA
    Board Walk in Front of Young's Hotel, York Beach
  • York, Maine, USA
    Old Jail. York, Me.
  • York, Maine, USA
    The Square, looking South - York Beach, Maine
  • York, Maine, USA
    York Village, Me., Village Street.
  • York, Maine, USA
    Country Club, York River, 1905
  • 1906
    York, a post-village and resort of York co., Me., in York township (town), and on a small inlet called York Harbor, 8 miles ENE. of Portsmouth, N.H....Read MORE...


  • York, Maine, USA
    The Oven, Nubble, York, Me.
  • York, Maine, USA
    A Stormy Day, York Beach, Me., 1908
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    Staircase, Bald Hill Cliff
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    Ocean Avenue, York Beach
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    Union Congregational Church, York Beach
  • York, Maine, USA
    Old Garrison House
  • York, Maine, USA
    Public Library, York Village
  • News 1933 - BOY DROWNED IN POOL AT YORK
    William Mackie, 11, Loses His Life While At Play
    William Mackie, aged 11, of York Village, was drowned yesterday afternoon at the private swimming...Read MORE...


  • 1950 - July 8 - The town of York, NE, was deluged with 13.15 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.

    The Weather Channel



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