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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. about-gray

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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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Gray, Maine, USA - Elm House (1907)
Gray, Maine, USA

Elm House (1907)
Gray, Maine, USA - Ruin caused by Tornado, July 8, 1909, No. Gray, Maine.
Gray, Maine, USA

Ruin caused by Tornado, July 8, 1909, No. Gray, Maine.
Gray, Maine, USA - Post Office
Gray, Maine, USA

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

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

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

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag   Joseph G. LINCOLN (1859, Gray, Maine, USA - 22 January 1877, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

US Civil War Soldiers flag   John Durgin SAWYER (1 June 1838, Gray, Maine, USA - 19 December 1917, Gray, Maine, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

   Samuel FRANK (1843, - 18 October 1864, Gray, Maine, USA)

   William GOFF (1776, - 5 December 1864, Gray, Maine, USA)

flag   Edward H HUSTON (6 May 1824, Falmouth, Maine, USA - 25 March 1911, Gray, Maine, USA) gravestone

flag   Charles LATHAM (15 July 1791, Raymond, Maine, USA - February 1854, Gray, Maine, USA) gravestone
   Wooduard LATHAM (1797, - 28 September 1865, Gray, Maine, USA)

   Charles LIBBY (1805, - 13 February 1865, Gray, Maine, USA)
   William LIBBY (1791, - 15 July 1864, Gray, Maine, USA)

   John W. MARSTON (1802, - 8 August 1883, Gray, Maine, USA)

US Civil War Soldiers flag   John Durgin SAWYER (1 June 1838, Gray, Maine, USA - 19 December 1917, Gray, Maine, USA) gravestone

   John A. THURLOW (1848, - 9 April 1880, Gray, Maine, USA)

US Civil War Soldiers flag   Abraham VERRILL (23 July 1840, New Gloucester, Maine, USA - 24 March 1921, Gray, Maine, USA) gravestone
flag   Henry William VERRILL (3 December 1832, New Gloucester, Maine, USA - 1 December 1908, Gray, Maine, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Ivory COBB (December 1845 - 19 February 1912) & Harriet VERRILL (23 February 1846 - abt. 1882)
married 28 October 1876

Henry PLUMMER (May 1846 - 7 April 1902) & Lydia Jane VERRILL (4 June 1842 - 14 August 1901)
married 2 April 1881

Cemeteries in Gray, Maine, USA

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