GreenerPasture Genealogy

Sign In / Sign Up

BEST FREE ancestry website since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!

Add MY Family To This Page

flag  History of Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Journey back in time to Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Visit Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

Do You Have Mechanic Falls Roots? Share MY Ancestral Story!

Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA - View of the Falls Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889

Mechanic Falls, Androscoggin, ME

Ever since a paper mill was established on the Little Androscoggin River in 1850, the town has been part of Maine’s paper making economy.

After several previous names (Jerico, Groggy Harbor, and Bog Falls), it was renamed in 1841 to recognize all the mechanics who serviced the factories in town.

maineencyclopedia.com

There is MUCH more to discover about Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA. Read on!

Mechanic Falls Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

View of the Falls
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLIS
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Artwork
Pinterest    
View of the Falls
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
Post Office Square
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Postcard
Pinterest    
Post Office Square

Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Postcard
Pinterest    
Firemans Hall, Mechanic Falls, Me., 1904
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Postcard
Pinterest    
Firemans Hall, Mechanic Falls, Me., 1904
Fall on Little Androscoggin River, Mechanic Falls, Me. (1906)
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Postcard
Pinterest    
Fall on Little Androscoggin River, Mechanic Falls, Me. (1906)
Pleasant St., Mechanic Falls, Me., 1919
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Postcard
Pinterest    
Pleasant St., Mechanic Falls, Me., 1919

Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Postcard
Pinterest    
Main Street
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Postcard
Pinterest    
Main Street

Discover Mechanic Falls: History, News, Travel, and Stories

Add informationAdd History/News/Story
1889 - Mechanic Falls
The enterprising village of Mechanic Falls is composed partly of the territory of Poland and Minot, and its history is largely contained in that of the two latter. The Minot part was first settled in 1836, by Dean Andrews, who was shortly followed by Peter Thayer, Amos Chapman, Eli Washburne and others. This section. grew up very rapidly, owing to its fine soil, and the mercantile and manufacturing privileges afforded by the river. The Poland section was first settled in 1830, by Mr. Jordan, who began to utilize the great timber resources of the region for his logging business. He was soon followed by Isaiah Perkins and others. The Little Androscoggin runs through the town, dividing it in two, and from the beginning has been a great advantage and stimulator of growth. Since the Grand Trunk Railway was built, running through the village, growth in all directions has been very marked. The expansion of business interests in the last few decades has been continuous and rapid, as the great ... Read MORE...

1893 - Mechanic Falls became a separate town.

www.polandtownoffice.org/
1895 - Mechanic Falls
Mechanic Fails, a post-village in Minot and Poland townships, Androscoggin co., Me., on an affluent of the Androscoggin River, and on the Grand Trunk Railroad, and the Portland & Oxford Central Railroad, 36 miles N. by W. of Portland. It has extensive manufactures of paper, and a manufactory of rifles, also a newspaper office and 4 churches.
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
1906
Mechanic Falls, a post-township (town) of Androscoggin co., Me., on an affluent of the Androscoggin River and on the Grand Trunk and Portland and Rumford Falls Rs., 36 miles N. by W. of Portland. It has extensive manufactures of paper, wood-novelties, shoes, etc. Pop. in 1900, 1687.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new or a visitor passing through, here's a list of some of the best places to go and things to do in Mechanic Falls:
**1. Cressey's Blueberry Patch
If you're a fan of fresh, locally grown produce, a visit to Cressey's Blueberry Patch is a must. Depending on the season, you can pick your own blueberries or shop for other locally sourced fruits and vegetables. It's a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the flavors of Maine.

**2. Municipal Park
For a relaxing day outdoors, head to Mechanic Falls Municipal Park. You can have a picnic, take a leisurely stroll, or simply enjoy the green surroundings. It's an ideal spot for families, couples, or anyone looking to unwind in nature.

**3. Historical Walking Tour
Mechanic Falls has a rich history, and you can explore it by taking a self-guided historical walking tour. Visit landmarks and learn about the town's past, from its industrial roots to its development over the years. Pick up a map from the local visitor center or town hall to guide you through the tour.

**4. Tripp Pond
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate... Read MORE...

Discover MY Roots: Mechanic Falls Ancestry

Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

We currently have information about 21 ancestors who were born or died in Mechanic Falls.

View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)



Genealogy Resources for Mechanic Falls

Our Mechanic Falls Gift Ideas


Buy it NOW!Maine Gift Idea - Lobster Rolls, Blueberries and Whoopie Pies - I Love Maine! - Ceramic Mug 11oz for Genealogists Family History

Whether you're a Maine local or a Maine enthusiast, our Ceramic Mug 11oz - Lobster Rolls, Blueberries, and Whoopie Pies - I Love Maine! is a delightful addition to your kitchen or office. It's also a fantastic gift for friends and family who share your passion for this beautiful state. Show your love for Maine in a fun and colorful way with this charming mug.   Pinterest   

Buy it NOW!Proud Descendant of the USA Coffee Mug - 11oz Ceramic

"My ancestors came from the USA. That explains a lot about my love for Thanksgiving, parades, and believing that ketchup is a vegetable!"   Pinterest   
Not the place you are looking for? Try again!

Search for MY Family by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Choose name from the list. Then SEARCH.
*Place Name:


Expedia

HOTELS.COM - Save 10% - 30% on your next escape!

Ancestry Family Tree Search

Search for MY Family by Name

NOTE: If you don't know your ancestor's whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.

First Name:
*Last Name:
Gender:
Born (+/- 2 years):
Died (+/- 2 years):
Match all terms exactly:

Updated: 10/6/2023 8:02:28 AM