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New Gloucester, Maine, USA

New Gloucester, Cumberland, ME

Settled in the 1740's by men from Gloucester, Massachusetts, who saw the promise of its fertile intervale and wooded hills, New Gloucester was soon completely abandoned in the face of hostile Indian action. Settlers returned in the 1750's and obtained the town's incorporation in 1774.


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  • On September 7, 1774, the Town of New Gloucester was incorporated.

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  • By 1775, some of the settlers objected to paying taxes to support the Congregational minister, Rev. Samuel Foxcroft, and this was the beginning of other religions in New Gloucester.

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  • The Shakers first came to New Gloucester in 1782, and the first meeting was held in the home of Gowan Wilson Sr.

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  • After having held meetings for several years, the “First Universalist Society of Christians in New Gloucester” was incorporated in 1805.

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  • (New Gloucester) - According to the records of 1825, there were five stores and five taverns.

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  • The first railroad, known as the Atlantic and St. Lawrence came through New Gloucester in 1848.

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  • 1854 - New Gloucester
    New Gloucester, a post-township in Cumberland co., Maine, on the Atlantic and St. Lawrence railroad, 38 miles S. W. from Augusta. Population, 1848.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • (New Gloucester) - . In 1860 there were six sawmills, tow tanneries, and two gristmills on the various streams and Royall’s River.

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  • The Maine Central Railroad, which originally ran from Cumberland to Danville, came to New Gloucester in 1870.

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  • New Gloucester, Maine, USA
    Residence of Joseph B. Hammond, New Gloucester, Me.
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  • 1886 - New Gloucester Town Hall was built and dedicated.

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  • 1886 - New Gloucester
    New Gloucester is situated midway on the northern line of Cumberland County, having Gray on the south-west, North Yarmouth and Pownal on the...Read MORE...


  • News 1887 - Death of Osgood Bradbury
    Osgood Bradbury, who died in New Gloucester, Me., a few days ago, aged ninety years, was born in the town where he died. His dying words were: "Hold...Read MORE...


  • (New Gloucester) In 1890, the farm of Jacob Osgood Haskell, on the bank of Royall’s River at Upper Gloucester, was purchased and a race track built.

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  • 1890 - The New Gloucester Shakers changed their name to Sabbathday Lake.

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  • New Gloucester, Maine, USA
    Sabbath Day Lake, New Gloucester, Me.
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  • 1895 - New Gloucester
    New Gloucester, gloster, a post-village in New Gloucester township, Cumberland co. Me., on the Grand Trunk and Maine Central Railroads, 22 miles N....Read MORE...


  • 1896 - Library built in New Gloucester

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  • In 1902, New Gloucester High School was built

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  • 1906
    New Gloucester, a post-village in New Gloucester township (town), Cumberland co., Me., in the Grand Trunk and Maine Central Rs., 22 miles N. of...Read MORE...


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    Capt. Cutter Residence
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  • New Gloucester, Maine, USA
    High School (1910)
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    Congregational Church
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    Public Library
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Residence of Joseph B. Hammond, New Gloucester, Me.
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Sabbath Day Lake, New Gloucester, Me.
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High School (1910)
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  • On September 7, 1774, the Town of New Gloucester was incorporated.

    www.newgloucester.com/
  • By 1775, some of the settlers objected to paying taxes to support the Congregational minister, Rev. Samuel Foxcroft, and this was the beginning of other religions in New Gloucester.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • The Shakers first came to New Gloucester in 1782, and the first meeting was held in the home of Gowan Wilson Sr.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • After having held meetings for several years, the “First Universalist Society of Christians in New Gloucester” was incorporated in 1805.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • (New Gloucester) - According to the records of 1825, there were five stores and five taverns.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • The first railroad, known as the Atlantic and St. Lawrence came through New Gloucester in 1848.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • 1854 - New Gloucester
    New Gloucester, a post-township in Cumberland co., Maine, on the Atlantic and St. Lawrence railroad, 38 miles S. W. from Augusta. Population, 1848.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • (New Gloucester) - . In 1860 there were six sawmills, tow tanneries, and two gristmills on the various streams and Royall’s River.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • The Maine Central Railroad, which originally ran from Cumberland to Danville, came to New Gloucester in 1870.

    www,newgloucester.com
  • 1886 - New Gloucester
    New Gloucester is situated midway on the northern line of Cumberland County, having Gray on the south-west, North Yarmouth and Pownal on the... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - New Gloucester Town Hall was built and dedicated.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • News  1887 - Death of Osgood Bradbury
    Osgood Bradbury, who died in New Gloucester, Me., a few days ago, aged ninety years, was born in the town where he died. His dying words were: "Hold... Read MORE...

  • (New Gloucester) In 1890, the farm of Jacob Osgood Haskell, on the bank of Royall’s River at Upper Gloucester, was purchased and a race track built.

    www.newgloucester.com
  • 1890 - The New Gloucester Shakers changed their name to Sabbathday Lake.

    www.polandtownoffice.org/
  • 1895 - New Gloucester
    New Gloucester, gloster, a post-village in New Gloucester township, Cumberland co. Me., on the Grand Trunk and Maine Central Railroads, 22 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • 1896 - Library built in New Gloucester

    www.newgloucester.com
  • In 1902, New Gloucester High School was built

    www.newgloucester.com
  • 1906
    New Gloucester, a post-village in New Gloucester township (town), Cumberland co., Me., in the Grand Trunk and Maine Central Rs., 22 miles N. of... Read MORE...

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