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Encyclopedia > Auburn, Maine
Auburn, Maine
Official seal of Auburn, Maine
Seal
Location in Androscoggin County, Maine
Coordinates: 44°5′21″N, 70°14′29″W
Counties Androscoggin County
Area  
 - City {{{area_total}}} km²
 - Land 59.8 mi² / 154.8 km²
 - Water 6.0 mi² / 15.6 km²
Population  
 - City (2000) 23,690 (city proper)
 - Density 404.2/km²
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Website: www.auburnmaine.org

Auburn is a city in and the county seat of Androscoggin CountyGR6, Maine, USA. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area (which is part of the Portland-Lewiston-South Portland, Maine Combined Statistical Area). Image File history File links AuburnSeal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_Auburn. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | UTC | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7:30 | +8 | +8:30 | +8...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time or, daylight savings time, is a widely... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a 2004 population of 63,882. ... Seal of South Portland South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...

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History

Auburn and Lewiston from Auburn Heights, 1912

Auburn is situated on the Androscoggin River, across from its twin city, Lewiston, and named for a Yorkshire village. It was settled in 1786. Incorporated as a town in 1842, Auburn became a city in 1868. By annexing land from towns around it, including part of Poland in 1852, Minot in 1873, and all of Danville in 1867, Auburn grew geographically into one of Maine's largest municipalities. It was the first city in the state to adopt a council-manager form of government, in 1917. Image File history File links Auburn_Heights,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Auburn and Lewiston from Auburn Heights, 1912, Auburn, ME; from an old postcard. ... Image File history File links Auburn_Heights,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Auburn and Lewiston from Auburn Heights, 1912, Auburn, ME; from an old postcard. ... The Androscoggin River is a river in the US states of Maine and New Hampshire, in northern New England. ... Location Location in Androscoggin County, Maine Coordinates , Government Counties Androscoggin County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 35. ... This article is about the English county. ... Minot (founded 1802) is a town located in western Androscoggin County, Maine, USA. It includes the villages of West Minot and Minot Center. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Like Lewiston, Auburn thrived as a mill town in the 19th century, with its shoe factories attracting many French Canadian settlers. The factory system of shoe manufacture originated here in 1835. Amoskeag Canal, 1948, by Charles Sheeler A mill town is a community that grew up around one or more mills or factories, usually on a river that was used as a source of power in the days before electricity. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ...


Geography

Auburn is located at 44°5′21″N, 70°14′29″W (44.089173, -70.241437)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 170.4 km² (65.8 mi²). 154.8 km² (59.8 mi²) of it is land and 15.6 km² (6.0 mi²) of it (9.13%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 23,203 people, 9,764 households, and 5,907 families residing in the city. The population density was 149.9/km² (388.1/mi²). There were 10,608 housing units at an average density of 68.5/km² (177.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 0.59% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

Public Library in c. 1910

There were 9,764 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88. Image File history File links Public_Library,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Public Library in c. ... Image File history File links Public_Library,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Public Library in c. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...

Edward Little High School in 1906

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males. Image File history File links Edward_Little_High_School,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Summary Edward Little High School in 1906, Auburn, ME; from an old postcard. ... Image File history File links Edward_Little_High_School,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Summary Edward Little High School in 1906, Auburn, ME; from an old postcard. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $35,652, and the median income for a family was $44,012. Males had a median income of $32,088 versus $22,349 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,942. About 9.0% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Auburn is in Maine's 2nd US Congressional District, Maine Senate District 15, and Maine House of Representatives Districts 68, 69, and 70. Maine congressional districts since 2003 Maine Congressional District 2 is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Maine. ... The debating chamber of the Maine Senate in the State House in Augusta The Maine Senate is the upper house of the Maine Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. ... The debating chamber of the Maine House of Representatives inside the State House The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. ...


Auburn is divided up into five wards. The city's governing body is a City Council, consisting of a Mayor and 7 councilmembers (one from each of the five wards, and two elected at large). In Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, a ward is an electoral area of a borough, city, council, county, district, parish, shire or town (Local Government Area). ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... now. ...   This is a redirect from a plural word to the singular equivalent. ...


Sites of interest

High Street in 1907
  • Androscoggin Historical Society -- features artifacts of local history, Civil War memorabilia, farming tools and a bird collection
  • Auburn Fire Department Museum -- a collection of antique fire equipment from the city
  • Knight House Museum (1796) -- the oldest frame house downtown, with a pre-1835 handwork shoe-shop

Image File history File links High_Street,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Summary High Street in 1907, Auburn, ME; from an old postcard. ... Image File history File links High_Street,_Auburn,_ME.jpg Summary High Street in 1907, Auburn, ME; from an old postcard. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ...

External links

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Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maine. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...

Capital Augusta
Regions

Acadia | Down East | Maine Atlantic Coast | Maine Highlands | Maine Lake Country | North Woods | Penobscot Bay | Southern Coast | Western Maine Mountains Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The national flag of Acadia, adopted in 1884. ... Down East is a New England geographical term that is applied in at least a couple of different ways. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... The Maine Highlands is a centrally located region that constitutes a large portion of the state of Maine. ... The Maine Lake Country is a region of the U.S. state of Maine commonly including Oxford County, Franklin County, Somerset County, Piscataquis County, Penobscot County, and Aroostook County. ... The Maine North Woods is the northern geographic area of the state of Maine. ... Penobscot Bay originates from the delta of Maines Penobscot River. ... The Southern Maine Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Maine. ... The Western Maine Mountains region spans along most of the Maines western border with New Hampshire. ...

 Counties 

Androscoggin | Aroostook | Cumberland | Franklin | Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Oxford | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo | Washington | York List of Maine counties: Maine counties Androscoggin County: formed in 1854 from parts of Cumberland County, Kennebec County, Lincoln County, and Oxford County. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Kennebec County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Location in the state of Maine Formed 1805 Seat South Paris Area  - Total  - Water 5,634 km² (2,175 mi²) 252 km² (97 mi²) 4. ... Penobscot County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Piscataquis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Sagadahoc County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Waldo County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... York County is a county located in the state of Maine. ...

Largest cities

Auburn | Augusta | Bangor | Bath | Belfast | Biddeford | Brewer | Caribou | Ellsworth | Houlton | Kittery | Lewiston | Millinocket | Old Orchard Beach | Old Town | Orono | Portland | Presque Isle | Rockland | Rumford | Saco | Sanford | South Portland | Topsham | Waterville | Westbrook List of cities in Maine, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Seal of Belfast, ME Belfast is a city located in Waldo County, Maine. ... City Hall in 2005 Biddeford is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Brewer is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Trucks outside a starch factory in Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, October 1940 Location of city of Caribou in state of Maine Caribou is a city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... Ellsworth is a city located in Hancock County, Maine, United States. ... Location of town of Houlton in state of Maine Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, on the United States-Canada border, located at . ... Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Location Location in Androscoggin County, Maine Coordinates , Government Counties Androscoggin County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 35. ... Millinocket is a mill town in Penobscot County, Maine, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,203. ... Pier at Old Orchard Beach Old Orchard Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. ... Main Street in Old Town Old Town is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Orono is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a 2004 population of 63,882. ... Presque Isle is a city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... Seal of Rockland, ME Rockland is a city located in Knox County, Maine. ... Paper mill along the river in Rumford Rumford is a town located in Oxford County, Maine. ... Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Sanford is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... Seal of South Portland South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Topsham is a town located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine on the Kennebec River. ... Location of city of Westbrook in map of Maine Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ...


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Auburn, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (580 words)
Auburn is a city located in Androscoggin County, Maine.
Auburn is situated on the Androscoggin River, across from its twin city, Lewiston, and named for a Yorkshire village.
Incorporated as a town in 1842, Auburn became a city in 1868.
Historical Sketch of Auburn, Maine (2530 words)
Auburn village, the nucleus of all future growth, was first settled by Joseph Welch, in 1797.
From its late settlement, Auburn was not able to share in the honors or the toils of the Revolutionary War, and it was not until the effects of the war had been largely overpassed that it began to grow.
At the close of the war Auburn continued its advance in all lines, and in 1868 had arrived at the dignity of a city charter, which was granted by the legislature.
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