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Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA

"Gray, a post-village of Cumberland co, Me., i township, about 18 miles N. of Portland, and 3 m of the Maine Central Railroad. It has an academy, churches, a woollen-mill, and manufactures of lumber, steel shuttles. Pop. of the township, 1738. Gray is 19 miles N. of Portland."

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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  • On June 19, 1778, New Boston Plantation would be incorporated as Gray after Thomas Gray, a proprietor.

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  • 1791 - (Gray, Maine) - Along Collyer Brook, Samuel Mayall established in 1791 the first successful water-powered woolen mill in North America.
    British woolen guilds had prohibited the production of goods in the colonies and tried to prevent British technology from being put to use in...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    GRAY, a township in Cumberland co., in the state of Maine, U.S., 47 m. SW of Augusta. Pop. 1,740.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • During the Civil War, a Confederate soldier's body was accidentally sent to Gray.
    Instead of sending it away, the people of Gray gave it a proper burial and funded a gravestone marked "The Stranger". A statue dedicated to the...Read MORE...


  • 1876 - Pennell Institute was built in Gray

    www.graymaine.org/ history

  • 1886 - Gray
    Gray is situated near the middle of Cumberland County and 16 miles north of Portland. The Maine Central Railway passes through the eastern part of...Read MORE...


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    Ruin caused by Tornado, July 8, 1909, No. Gray, Maine.
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  • 1916
    Gray, a post-village of Cumberland oo., Me., in Gray township (town), about 18 miles N. of Portland. It has manufactures of lumber, etc, and is the...Read MORE...




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