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"Jay, a post-village of Franklin co., Me., in Jay town ship, on the Androscoggin River, and on the Maine Central Railroad, at Jay Bridge Station, 39 miles N. of Lewiston, It has a church and a lumber-mill. Pop. of township, 1490."

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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  • In 1793, a tavern was constructed at Jay Hill.
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  • 1795 - On February 26, 1795, Phipps-Canada was incorporated as Jay.
  • In 1857, the Maine Central Railroad reached the town of Jay.
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  • Jay had a population of 1,490 in 1870.
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  • 1886 - Jay
    Jay is the south-western town of Franklin County, and is 30 miles north of Lewiston. It is bounded north by Wilton, east by Chesterville, south by... Read MORE...

  • In 1888, industrialist Hugh J. Chisholm built at southern Jay the Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Company mill, then the 3rd largest paper mill in the country
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  • 1916
    Jay, a post-village of Franklin co., Me., in Jay town ship (town), on the Androscoggin River and on the Maine Central It., 39 miles N. of Lewiston.... Read MORE...

  • (Jay, Maine) - In 1965, International Paper opened the Androscoggin Mill. It is an integrated pulp and finished paper goods plant employing 990 people operating 5 paper machines.
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