FREE ancestry since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Add YOUR Family To This Page
History of Livermore Falls, Maine, USA
Journey back in time to Livermore Falls, Maine, USA
(East Livermore)Visit Livermore Falls, Maine, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.
Do You Have Livermore Falls Roots? Share Your Ancestral Story!
Livermore Falls, Androscoggin, ME
The area was once part of the Abenaki Indian territory called Rockemeka, meaning "great corn place." It would be granted by the General Court of Massachusetts in 1871 as Port Royal, awarded to heirs of veterans who served in the campaign against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. It was settled in 1886, then incorporated in 1895 as Livermore after Deacon Elijah Livermore, one of the first English settlers.
There is MUCH more to discover about Livermore Falls, Maine, USA. Read on!
Livermore Falls Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards
Discover Livermore Falls: History, News, Travel, and StoriesAdd History/News/Story
1839 - Livermore
Oxford county. An excellent township of land, on both sides of the Androscoggin river, 25 miles W. from Augusta and 18 N.E. from Paris. Incorporated, 1795. Population, 1830, 2,456; 1837, 2,631. There are three pleasant villages in the town, fine falls on the river, saw mills and other manufactures. Wheat crop of 1837, 8,472 bushels.
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
1854 - Livermore Falls
Livermore Falls, a post- village of Kennebec co., Maine, on the Androscoggin river and railroad, 22 miles W. by N. from Augusta.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1886 - East Livermore
East Livermore is the most northerly town in Androscoggin County. The Androscoggin River separates it from Livermore on the west, Jay forms its northern boundary, Fayette lies on the east, and Leeds on the south. It contains about 12,000 acres. Its length from north to south is about three times as great as its width from east to west. Moose Hill at the north-east angle of the town, Jug Hill near the middle of the town, and Ford’s Hill half way between the two former, are the principal elevations of land. Moose Hill Pond near the hill, and a group of small ponds east of Jug Hill are the principal bodies of water. It has one village, situated on the falls at the north-west corner of the town, and bearing the name of Livermore Falls. It is about 27 miles from Lewiston and 17 from Farmington, with which places it is connected by a branch of the Maine Central Railroad. Other stations in town are Strickland’s Ferry and East Livermore.
The town was formerly a part of Livermore, which... Read MORE...
In the late 1800's Livermore Falls was a bustle of mills, large and small.
1895 - Livermore Falls
Livermore Falls, a post-village in East Livermore township, Androscoggin co., Me, on the Androscoggin River, and on a branch of the Maine Central Railroad, about 30 miles N. of Lewiston, and 25 miles W.N.W. of Augusta. It has 2 churches, a printing-office, and manufactures of carriages, boxes, shoes, &c. Pop. about 500.
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
1909 - Fire
LIVERMORE FALLS, Me., Aug. 28 - Damage estimated at $75,000 was done to-day by a fire which consumed an immense quantity of spruce owned by the International Paper Company and piled along the Androscoggin River at Jay Bridge. The fire is believed to be of incendiary origin. The mill, which is situated on the opposite side of the river was in no danger, owing to a favorable wind.
Nothing is known here about the insurance, the policies being kept in the New York offices. The wood was intended for use in the manufacture of paper.
The New York Times
New York, New York
August 9, 1909
East Livermore, a post-village in East Livermore township (town), Androscoggin Co., Me., on the E. bank of the Androscoggin River and on the Maine Central R., 32 miles N. of Lewiston. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2129.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
Discover Your Roots: Livermore Falls Ancestry
Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Livermore Falls, Maine, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Livermore Falls.
View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)
Jonathan NORCROSS (7 February 1734, Newton, Massachusetts, USA - 1786, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))
Martha SPRINGER (1 September 1741, Bath, Maine, USA - 12 November 1809, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))
Elijah Livermore NORCROSS (7 March 1785, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore) - 24 February 1872, Winthrop, Maine, USA)
Elisha A PETTINGILL (28 May 1786, Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA (Rexhame) (East Marshfield) (Green Harbor) (Ocean Bluff) (Marshfield Hills) (Brant Rock) - 21 September 1853, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))
Lydia FALL (15 October 1792, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore) - 8 March 1836, Charleston, Maine, USA)
Mehitable Betsy HUBBARD (19 May 1797, Fayette, Maine, USA - 17 July 1852, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))
Levi Johnson LYFORD (19 November 1805, , Massachusetts, USA - 3 August 1892, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))
Thomas BRYANT (5 May 1814, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore) - 18 March 1884, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))
Lydia Stetson BEALS (27 October 1818, Turner, Maine, USA - 7 February 1885, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))
Ancestors Who Were Married in Livermore Falls, Maine, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Livermore Falls.
View Them Now
Thomas BRYANT (5 May 1814 - 18 March 1884) and Lydia Stetson BEALS (27 October 1818 - 7 February 1885) married 26 May 1840
Elbridge Wilson PETTINGILL (8 May 1850 - 22 July 1921) and Etta Arvilla CHILDS (July 1859 - 18 August 1901) married 30 October 1881
Leslie Alfred STROUT (1 April 1889 - 16 June 1957) and Elsie Evelyn CARVER (28 March 1889 - 19 February 1986) married 15 June 1907
Albert Newell Elisha PETTINGILL (9 May 1894 - 3 July 1963) and Gertrude Grace FRENCH (2 April 1898 - 24 July 1991?) married 9 May 1914
Not the place you are looking for? Try again!
Search for Your Family by Place
Who Are You Searching For?
Search for Your Family by NameNOTE: If you don't know your ancestor's whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.
Updated: 8/18/2023 11:17:00 AM
Livermore Falls Ancestry Tales: Share Your Unique Story!If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Livermore Falls, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.