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Paris, Maine, USA

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Where is Paris, Maine, USA? 

Paris, Oxford, Maine, USA
It was first settled near the center of the town in 1779 by Lemuel Jackson, John Willis and their families. Organized as Number Four Plantation, it was incorporated as Paris on June 20, 1793. At the establishment of Oxford County in 1805, Paris was designated its county seat and developed into a thriving community. It was noted for scenic beauty and excellent pasturage, including some of the state's best livestock and dairy farms. It also had many large apple orchards. The village of Paris Hill was established at an elevation of 820 feet (250 m) above sea level, with views of Mount Chocorua and Mount Washington in the White Mountains. The Paris Hill Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, has fine examples of Federal and Greek Revival architecture. The old Oxford County Jail, built of granite in 1822, was given in 1902 to the Paris Hill Library Association, and is now the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum.

Because the U.S. Post Office refers to the entire town as South Paris, the town as a whole is commonly referred to as South Paris.wikipedia


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Paris, Maine, USA - Hubbard House, Built 1807 and Law Office of Hannibal Hamlin
Under Abraham Lincoln's Administration, Paris Hill, Maine
Paris, Maine, USA

Hubbard House, Built 1807 and Law Office of Hannibal Hamlin
Under Abraham Lincoln's Administration, Paris Hill, Maine

Paris, Maine, USA - South Paris Post Office
Paris, Maine, USA

South Paris Post Office
Paris, Maine, USA - So. Paris Me. The Oxford County Buildings.
Paris, Maine, USA

So. Paris Me. The Oxford County Buildings.
Paris, Maine, USA - South Paris, Maine. Portland Division, Grand Trunk Railway System
Paris, Maine, USA

South Paris, Maine. Portland Division, Grand Trunk Railway System

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1860 - Vice President
Paris, Maine native, Hannibal Hamlin is named Abraham Lincoln's Vice President

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1886 - Paris
Paris is an interesting town in the south-eastern part of Oxford County, of which it is the...Read MORE...

1906
Paris, or Paris Hill, a post-village, capital of Oxford co., Me., in Paris township (town), about...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Abbott
flag  William S ABBOTT (19 July 1894, Paris, Maine, USA - 03 April 1982, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA)

Ricker
flag  Fred Burbank RICKER (09 July 1863, Paris, Maine, USA - 08 April 1927, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Abbott
  Francis ABBOTT (1828, - 8 December 1892, Paris, Maine, USA)

Cobb
flag  Abbie May COBB (27 April 1902, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA - 7 March 1996, Paris, Maine, USA)
 

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Cemeteries in Paris, Maine, USA

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