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Norway, Maine, USA

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Where is Norway, Maine, USA? 

Norway, Oxford, Maine, USA
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The town was first called Rustfield after Henry Rust of Salem, Massachusetts, a large landowner. It was cleared and settled after 1786 by Joseph Stevens, followed by George Leslie, Amos Hobbs, Jeremiah Hobbs, Jonas Stevens and Nathaniel Stevens, together with their families from Gray. Many who moved here had been soldiers in the Revolutionary War, including Phineas Whitney, who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. A sawmill and gristmill were established in 1789, and in 1796 the first road was built. Rustfield Plantation was incorporated on March 9, 1797 as Norway. The town had petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to be named Norage, although what the word signified, and why it was changed, is unknown—fire destroyed the town records in 1843.[5] During the Civil War, Norway and other municipalities in Oxford County provided a militia company to the 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment under the command of George Lafayette Beal, who would later rise to the rank of major general and serve as state treasurer from 1888 to 1894.
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Norway, Maine, USA - Street in Norway, Me.
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1889
Norway, Maine, USA

Street in Norway, Me.
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1889

Norway, Maine, USA - Universalist Church
Norway, Maine, USA

Universalist Church
Norway, Maine, USA - Boat Landing, Lake Pennesseewassee, Norway, Me.
Norway, Maine, USA

Boat Landing, Lake Pennesseewassee, Norway, Me.
Norway, Maine, USA - Beal's Tavern and Main Street
Norway, Maine, USA

Beal's Tavern and Main Street

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1889 - Norway
The growth and present prosperous condition of Norway reveal the distinguishing characteristics of...Read MORE...

News  1894 - NORWAY, ME., ALMOST DESTROYED. VILLAGE HELPLESS IN A FIERCE FIRE WHICH SWEEPS THROUGH THE TOWN.
Norway, Me., May 9. - Fire was discovered about about 1:30 P.M. in the box shop of C. B. CUMMINGS,...Read MORE...

1906
Norway, a banking post-village of Oxford co., Me., on a small lake and on the Grand Trunk R., 48...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Berry
flag  Frank S BERRY (10 September 1840, Norway, Maine, USA - 28 January 1903, Gardiner, Maine, USA)

Watson
flag  Mary C. WATSON (1821, Norway, Maine, USA - 22 February 1856, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Hale
immigrant - Canada to US   James HALE (February 1847, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 14 April 1930, Norway, Maine, USA) gravestone

Kimball
  Peter KIMBALL (1794, - 9 December 1872, Norway, Maine, USA)

Winslow
flag  Raymond Lawrence WINSLOW (30 May 1900, Casco, Maine, USA - 3 December 1988, Norway, Maine, USA) gravestone
 

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