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History of Hallowell, Maine, USA

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Hallowell, Maine, USA

Hallowell, Kennebec, ME

The city is named for Benjamin Hallowell, a Boston merchant and one of the Kennebec Proprietors, holders of land originally granted to the Plymouth Company by the British monarchy in the 1620s.

First to settle here was Deacon Pease Clark, who emigrated with his wife and son Peter from Attleborough, Massachusetts, in the spring of 1762.

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  • 1854 - Hallowell
    Hallowell, a post-village of Kennebec county, Maine, on the right bank of the Kennebec river, and on the Kennebec and Portland railroad, 58 miles N....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    HALLOWELL, a township in Lincoln co., in the state of Maine, U.S., on the W side of the Kennebec river, at the head of the tide-waters, 129 m. N by E ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years.
    His sickness was caused by painting window blinds in the winter season, using green paint, and keeping them in the room where he worked. He inhaled...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - ANOTHER HORROR! Collision on Maine Central. TWO TRAINS WRECKED. One Man Killed and Several Injured. Engines Smashed, Cars Overturned, &c.
    Our Special Reporter on the Train.
    (Special Despatch(sic) by Western Union Line.)

    GARDINER, June 27. Misfortunes come not singly, but in...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - Emmaline Prescott, of Hallowell, is one of the characters of Maine.
    She is over fifty years old, and for more than twenty-five years has peddled pins and needles, and such small wares, from house to house through the...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Hallowell
    Hallowell, in Kennebec County, was incorporated in 1771, and included Augusta, Chelsea and part of Manchester. It was named for Mr. Benjamin...Read MORE...


  • 1889 - Hallowell
    The irony of history is well illustrated in the fortunes of the twin cities-Hallowell and Augusta. A century ago the former place seemed to have much ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hallowell
    Hallowell, häl'lo-well or höl']o-well, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, 2 miles by rail below Augusta, and 60 miles ...Read MORE...


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    New Clark School
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  • 1916
    Hallowell, a banking city of Kennebec co., Me., on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, 2 miles below Augusta, on the Maine Central R. It has an...Read MORE...




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  • 1854 - Hallowell
    Hallowell, a post-village of Kennebec county, Maine, on the right bank of the Kennebec river, and on the Kennebec and Portland railroad, 58 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    HALLOWELL, a township in Lincoln co., in the state of Maine, U.S., on the W side of the Kennebec river, at the head of the tide-waters, 129 m. N by E ... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years.
    His sickness was caused by painting window blinds in the winter season, using green paint, and keeping them in the room where he worked. He inhaled... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - ANOTHER HORROR! Collision on Maine Central. TWO TRAINS WRECKED. One Man Killed and Several Injured. Engines Smashed, Cars Overturned, &c.
    Our Special Reporter on the Train.
    (Special Despatch(sic) by Western Union Line.)

    GARDINER, June 27. Misfortunes come not singly, but in... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Hallowell
    Hallowell, in Kennebec County, was incorporated in 1771, and included Augusta, Chelsea and part of Manchester. It was named for Mr. Benjamin... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - Emmaline Prescott, of Hallowell, is one of the characters of Maine.
    She is over fifty years old, and for more than twenty-five years has peddled pins and needles, and such small wares, from house to house through the... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Hallowell
    The irony of history is well illustrated in the fortunes of the twin cities-Hallowell and Augusta. A century ago the former place seemed to have much ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hallowell
    Hallowell, häl'lo-well or höl']o-well, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, 2 miles by rail below Augusta, and 60 miles ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hallowell, a banking city of Kennebec co., Me., on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, 2 miles below Augusta, on the Maine Central R. It has an... Read MORE...

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