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New Gloucester, Maine, USA

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Where is New Gloucester, Maine, USA? 

New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine, USA
New Gloucester was established under a grant from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1736, the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony granted a 6-square-mile (16 km2) tract of land in the Maine Territory to sixty inhabitants of the Gloucester fishing village on Cape Ann. The first settlers followed the road newly bushed out from North Yarmouth and built cabins on Harris Hill between 1739 and 1742. The settlement was abandoned from 1744-1751 due to the heightened Indian attacks during King George's War.wikipedia


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New Gloucester, Maine, USA - Sabbath Day Lake, New Gloucester, Me.
New Gloucester, Maine, USA

Sabbath Day Lake, New Gloucester, Me.

New Gloucester, Maine, USA - High School (1910)
New Gloucester, Maine, USA

High School (1910)
New Gloucester, Maine, USA - Public Library
New Gloucester, Maine, USA

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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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(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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1886 - New Gloucester
New Gloucester is situated midway on the northern line of Cumberland County, having Gray on the...Read MORE...

1886 - New Gloucester Town Hall was built and dedicated.

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News  1887 - Death of Osgood Bradbury
Osgood Bradbury, who died in New Gloucester, Me., a few days ago, aged ninety years, was born in...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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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 ...Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1799
Jeremiah VERRILL (19 July 1774 - 6 October 1834) & Lydia TRIPP (abt. 1781 - 23 March 1858)
married 12 October 1799

1844
Richard VERRILL (11 July 1823 - 3 November 1863) & Mary Emmerline TRIPP (19 September 1829 - 19 October 1913)
married
 

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