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Gray, Maine, USA

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Where is Gray, Maine, USA? 

Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Gray is often called the "Crossroads of Maine" due to the intersection of five major routes in its village center: Routes 26, 100, 115, 202. The town is conveniently located between the Portland and Lewiston with a quick 27 minute ride to either major city. To the west lies the great Sebago Lake and the town of Windham.

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The area was granted on March 27, 1736, by the Massachusetts General Court to a group from Boston. In 1737, the township was laid out and roads cleared, with the first settlers arriving in the spring of 1738. But during the ongoing French and Indian Wars, the settlement was attacked in the spring of 1745 by Indians, who killed cattle and burned the meetinghouse and all dwellings. Inhabitants fled to other towns. In 1751, the village was resettled, but wiped out again in May 1755.
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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...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...Read MORE...

1876 - Pennell Institute was built in Gray

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1886 - Gray
Gray is situated near the middle of Cumberland County and 16 miles north of Portland. The Maine...Read MORE...

1916
Gray, a post-village of Cumberland oo., Me., in Gray township (town), about 18 miles N. of...Read MORE...


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