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Greene, Maine, USA - Broadway looking West (1910)

Settled in 1773, Greene lies just north of Lewiston.

Inventor Leonard Norcross was a resident of the town in the early 19th century as a young boy.

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Broadway looking West (1910)
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Broadway looking West (1910)
Main St., 1910
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1775 - Benj. Ellingwood made the first clearing within the present town (Greene) and in 1775 is said to have raised a good crop of corn.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
1786 - First public school in town (Greene) taught by Capt. John Daggett.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
1788 - Town of Greene incorporated June 18, from the northern part of Lewiston. First Meeting held August 29, at the house of Samuel arid Eli Herrick

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
1796 - Greene postoffice, the first within the limits of this county, established April 1.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
1828 - Killed by Rocks
"At an hour when ye think not" - A young unmarried lady by the name of Sampson was buried in Greene July 10th, whose death was caused as follows. Miss Sampson in company with another female, as we are informed, had retired a distance from their dwelling to escape danger from the blasting of rocks near the house. As they were seated, apparently in a safe retreat, a fragment of the blasted rock weighing about 12 oz. descended from a considerable height, fractured her skull and caused her death in twelve days. Miss S. was formerly of... Massachusetts. Her age was about 37. [Brunswick Herald.]
American Advocate
Hallowell, Maine
July 25, 1828
1839 - Greene
Greene, Maine
Kennebec county. Greene has several ponds, but no good mill privileges. It lies on the E. side of Androscoggin river, 6 miles above Lewiston and 22 S.W. from Augusta. It is an excellent farming town, and produced, in 1837, 3,278 bushels of wheat. Incorporated, 1788. Population, 1837, 1,366.
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
1850 - (Greene, ME) - Orcharding began to be the chief industry in town.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
1859
GREENE, a township in Kennebec co., Maine, 25 m. SW of Augusta. Pop. 1,406
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1886 - Greene
Greene, situated near the middle of Androscoggin County, is nearly square in its form, and rests its west side on the Androscoggin River, opposite the town of Turner. Leeds bounds it on the north, Wales on the east, and Lewiston on the south. It contains 15,905 acres of land. The principal bodies of water are Allen, Deane, Little Sabattus and Berry; and Sabattus Pond forms the southern half of the eastern boundary. Allen Pond, the largest within the town, is about one mile in diameter. The chief business centres are Greene Village and Greene Corner. The principal manufactures are of a carriage-factory, and of a grist, saw and excelsior mill, known as Sprague’s Mills. The principal occupation is agricultural. The soil is well adapted to grazing, and the chief crops are hay and apples. The M8ine Central Railroad bisects the town, having a station at Greene Village, a little east of the centre. The surface of the town is a little more elevated, and more broken than the towns to the east... Read MORE...

1888 - (Greene, ME) - Centennial Celebration held on Daggett’s Hill August 23.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
1895 - Greene
Greene, a post-township of Androscoggin co, Me., about 20 miles S.W. of Augusta, is bounded on the W. by the Androscoggin River. It has 3 churches and a grist mill. Pop. 885. It contains a hamlet named Greene, on the Maine Central Railroad, 7 miles N.E. of Lewiston.
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
1916
Greene, a post-township (town) of Androscoggin co., Me., about 20 miles SW. of Augusta, is bounded on the W. by the Androscoggin River. Pop. in 1900, 826. It contains a hamlet named Greene, on the Maine Central R., 7 miles NE. of Lewiston.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Greene:
Androscoggin River:

Take a stroll along the Androscoggin River. It's not just a beautiful spot, but it's also calming and perfect for a leisurely walk.

Hatch Hill Landfill:

Surprisingly, the Hatch Hill Landfill is not your typical landfill. It has a scenic overlook that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding area. It might sound unconventional, but it's worth a visit for the panorama.

Don's Lunch:

Grab a classic Maine meal at Don's Lunch. It's a local spot known for its delicious comfort food, especially the lobster rolls. Don't forget to try their homemade pies.

Hiking Trails:

Explore the hiking trails in the area. Places like Beaver Park and Roberts Farm Preserve offer beautiful natural settings for a hike, whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a casual walk.

Winter Sports at Lost Valley Ski Area:

If you're visiting in winter, head to Lost Valley Ski Area. Whether you're into skiing or snowboarding, this place has something for... Read MORE...

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