GreenerPasture.com


Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page

Auburn, Maine, USA

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Auburn, Maine, USA? 

Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
Auburn was first settled in 1786 as part of Bakerstown, renamed Poland when it was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court in 1795. It was then part of Minot, set off from Poland and incorporated in 1802. Auburn would itself be set off and incorporated on February 24, 1842. The name was apparently inspired by "Auburn", a village (real or fictitious) featured in the 1770 poem "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith. Originally part of Cumberland County, the town became county seat of Androscoggin County at its creation in 1854. By annexing land from towns around it, including part of Poland in 1852, Minot in 1873, and all of Danville (first called Pejepscot) in 1867, Auburn grew geographically into one of Maine's largest municipalities. Incorporated a city in 1868, Auburn in 1917 would be the first city in the state to adopt a council-manager form of government.
wikipedia



Auburn, Maine, USA

County Court House and Jail
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889

Auburn, Maine, USA

Bridge Between Lewiston and Auburn
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889

Auburn, Maine, USA

Auburn side of Falls, Auburn, Me.

Auburn, Maine, USA

Head Gates & Dam of Lewiston & Auburn Electric Light Co., Auburn, Maine

Auburn, Maine, USA

Corner Court and Main Street

Auburn, Maine, USA

Court and Lake Streets
Golf Hill, Auburn, Maine

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

Auburn was first settled in 1786 as part of Bakerstown

www.wikipedia.org
1835 - “The factory system of making shoes was originated in Auburn in 1835.”
Brunelle, Jim. Maine Almanac. Augusta: Guy Gannett Publishing Company. 1978.
http://maineanencyclopedia.com/auburn/
1852 - Auburn annexes land from Poland

http://maineanencyclopedia.com/auburn/
1852 - Auburn annexes land from Poland

http://maineanencyclopedia.com/auburn/
News  1868 - Shoe Business Thriving
The shoe business in Auburn, Me., is said to be now far more lively than it has been at any time...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Killed by Grapes
A child in Auburn, Me., died, a few days since, from swallowing the stones and skins of grapes.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
October 9, 1870
1873 - Auburn annexes land from Minot

http://maineanencyclopedia.com/auburn/
News  1878 - Bank Problems
A Lewiston, Maine, telegram says the Auburn Savings Bank has called a meeting of the depositors to...Read MORE...

1889 - Auburn
Some cities are remarkable for the enterprise and progressiveness which characterizes their...Read MORE...

1916
Auburn, a city and the capital of Androscoggin co., Me., is on the west bank of the Androscoggin...Read MORE...

News  1933 - 1500 HOMELESS AT AUBURN; FLAMES DESTROY 248 BUILDINGS IN MAINE CITY
Auburn, Me., May 16. (AP) - Restoration of a gaping hole in its New Auburn section where 248...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about ancestors who were born in Auburn, Maine, USA.
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about ancestors who died in Auburn, Maine, USA.
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of death)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

We currently have information about ancestors who were married in Auburn, Maine, USA.  View Them Now

Cemeteries in Auburn, Maine, USA

Oak Hill Cemetery

Are you from Auburn, Maine, USA? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Auburn, Maine, USA, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.