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Naples, Maine, USA - Corner in Bay of Naples, Me.

Naples, Cumberland, ME

Naples is a town in Cumberland County, settled in 1790 and incorporated on March 4, 1834 from portions of Otisfield, Raymond, Harrison, Sebago and Bridgton.

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1839 - Naples
Naples, Maine
Cumberland county. This town was formed from Otisfield and Raymond, and incorporated in 1834. It is watered by Sebago and Songo ponds, and Crooked and Muddy rivers. It has good mill privileges, and a productive soil. Population, 1837, 722. Naples lies 63 miles W.S.W. from Augusta and 27 N.N.W. from Portland.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1886 - Naples
Naples is situated in the north-western part of Cumberland County, between Bridgton and Lake Sebago. It is bounded on the north by Bridgton, Harrison and Otisfield, on the east by Otisfield and Casco, south by the latter, Lake Sebago and the town of Sebago, west by the last and by the south-western part of Bridgton. The town was made up from parts of Otisfield, Harrison, Raymond, Bridgton, and Sebago. It contains about 20,000 acres of land and water, the latter amounting to about 3,300 acres. The date of its incorporation is 1834. About one-third of Long Pond is within its limits, together with Brandy Pond, continuous through a short narrow with the former, and Trickey Pond. The streams are Songo River, 6 miles long, connecting Brandy Pond with Lake Sebago; Crooked River, which forms the larger portion of the eastern boundary of the town; Muddy River, outlet of Holt’s Pond and Cold Stream Creek, connecting Cold-rain Pond with Peabody Pond.

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1895 - Naples
Naples, a post-village in Naples township, Cumberland co., Me, on Long Lake, about 32 miles N.W. of Portland. Steamboats ply between this place and several points on long and Sebago Lakes. Sebago Lake touches the S. part of the township. Naples has 4 churches, and is surrounded by picturesque scenery. Pop. of the township, 1058.
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
1906
Naples, a banking post-village in Naples township (town), Cumberland co., Me., on Long Lake, about 32 miles NW. of Portland. Steamboats ply between this place and several points on Long and Sebago lakes. Sebago Lake touches the S. part of the town. Naples is surrounded by picturesque scenery. Pop. of the town in 1900, 813.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1950 - Long Lake Camp Blaze Beaten By Quick-Acting Bucket Brigade
Naples, July 16. - Fire drill rehearsals among the 200 boys at Camp Takajo on Long Lake really paid off here tonight when quick work by a bucket brigade saved the camp library from a fire that started in the woodbox.

Morton Goldman, owner and director said he believed the blaze was spontaneous combustion. It burned the wood in the box and did some damage to the paneling of the building, he said. The fire came as parents were leaving the camp following visitors' day.

Carl J. Kilburn, Naples police officer, praised the boys for their quick work in putting out the blaze. It was practically out, he said, by the time three pieces of equipment from the Naples Fire Department made a quick six-mile trip on the Harrison Road to the camp.
Portland Press Herald
Portland, Maine
July 17, 1950
2023 - Here's a list of the best places to go and things to do in Naples:
Long Lake: Naples is known for its stunning lakes, and Long Lake is one of the gems. You can enjoy a day of boating, fishing, or simply relaxing by the water. Rent a kayak or a pontoon boat and explore the lake at your own pace.

Sebago Lake State Park: Just a short drive from Naples, Sebago Lake State Park offers a beautiful sandy beach, hiking trails, and picnic areas. It's a perfect spot for a family day out or a peaceful afternoon in nature.

Songo River Queen II: Take a cruise on the Songo River Queen II, a classic paddleboat that offers scenic tours of Long Lake. You'll get to learn about the history of the region while enjoying breathtaking views.

Naples Causeway: The causeway is the heart of Naples, lined with shops, restaurants, and ice cream stands. It's a great place to stroll, shop for unique gifts, and indulge in some delicious local treats.

Hike the Bald Pate Mountain Trail: For those who love hiking, the Bald Pate Mountain Trail offers a rewarding experience.... Read MORE...

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female ancestorJane WELCH (April 1796, , New Brunswick, Canada - 16 September 1854, Naples, Maine, USA)
male ancestorWashington BRAY (13 September 1814, Turner, Maine, USA - 13 May 1876, Naples, Maine, USA)
male ancestorWilliam F CHAPLIN (1 October 1818, Naples, Maine, USA - 25 July 1892, Poland, Maine, USA (Poland Spring) (East Poland) (Hackett Mills))
photo of Daniel CHAPLINDaniel CHAPLIN (22 January 1820, Naples, Maine, USA - 20 August 1864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorLuther FITCH (1821, - 3 January 1891, Naples, Maine, USA)
male ancestorAndrew Titcomb FITCH (1826, - 14 February 1889, Naples, Maine, USA)
male ancestorFrederick H YORK (3 August 1832, Naples, Maine, USA - 10 June 1904, Jay, Maine, USA)
female ancestorMinnie B WILKINSON (1839, Naples, Maine, USA - , )
male ancestorCharles H POTTER (18 April 1847, Naples, Maine, USA - 8 March 1929, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering))

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