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Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, USA

"Poland, a post-hamlet, in Poland township, Androscoggin co, Me., about 33 miles N. of Portland. The Grand Trunk Railway passes through the E. part of the township, which contains part of the village of Mechanic Falls. Pop. of the township, 2436."

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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  • 1792 - The first tavern was built in Poland by Captain George Waterhouse. This established hotel keeping in Poland as a major business in the early days.

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  • 1795 - On February 17, Poland was incorporated and it embraced the territory of Minot and Poland.

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  • 1797 - The Poland Spring Hotel opened. Spring water was discovered on the site and believed to have medicinal properties.

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  • 1798 - (Poland, Maine) The first Baptist Church was organized on Megquier Hill.

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  • 1870 - (Poland, Maine) John S. Briggs built a steam mill. In 1875, an addition was built for a saw and shingle mill as well as a clapboard mill and planer. He added a butter factory in 1884, and a threshing machine in 1888.

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  • 1886 - Poland
    Poland is the south-west town of Androscoggin County. It is 10 miles from Lewiston and 85 from Portland, with both of which places it is connected by ...Read MORE...


  • 1893 - The Maine Central Railroad came through Poland.

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  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Tripp Lake, Poland, Maine
  • 1904 - (Poland, Maine) - The Summit Springs Hotel was completed.

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  • 1906
    Poland, a post-village and watering-place in Poland township (town), Androscoggin co., Me., 36 miles N. by W. of Portland, on the Poland and Rumford...Read MORE...


  • Poland, Maine, USA
    Camp Maqua (1910)
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    Poland Spring House from Middle Lake, Poland, Maine
  • 1959 - (Poland, Maine) The Summit Spring Hotel was torn down.

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