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Encyclopedia > Biddeford, Maine
Biddeford, Maine
City Hall
Nickname: Twin City
Motto: "A Proud City Rising Where the Water Falls"
Coordinates: 43°28′27″N 70°26′46″W / 43.47417, -70.44611
Country Flag of the United StatesUnited States
State Flag of MaineMaine
County York
Settled 1631
Incorporated 1718
Government
 - Mayor Wallace H. Nutting
Area
 - Total 89.5 km² (34.5 sq mi)
 - Land 77.7 km² (30.0 sq mi)
 - Water 11.7 km² (4.5 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2000)
 - Total 20,942
 - Density 269.4/km² (697.8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 04005, 04007
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-04860
GNIS feature ID 0562119
Website: http://www.Biddefordmaine.org

Biddeford is a city in York County, Maine, United States. It is the largest city in the county, and is the 6th largest in the State. It is the most southerly incorporated city in the State of Maine. The estimated population for 2004, as given by the U.S. Census Bureau, was 22,072. Biddeford includes the resort community of Biddeford Pool. The city is home to the University of New England and the annual La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1506x1286, 294 KB) Summary City Hall, 2005, Biddeford, ME; my own photograph Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_Biddeford. ... 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History

Main Street in c. 1908
Main Street in c. 1908

The Sokoki tribe of Abenaki Indians once hunted and fished in the area. The first European to reside here was physician Richard Vine in the winter of 1616-1617 at Winter Harbor, as he called Biddeford Pool. In 1630, the Plymouth Company granted the land south of River Swanekaclocke (as the Saco River was then known) to Dr. Vines and John Oldham. In 1653, the town included both sides of the river, and was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court as Saco. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 515 pixelsFull resolution‎ (807 × 520 pixels, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Street, Biddeford, ME; from a c. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 515 pixelsFull resolution‎ (807 × 520 pixels, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Street, Biddeford, ME; from a c. ... The Abenaki (also Wabanuok or Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans/First Nations belonging to the Algonquian peoples of northeastern North America. ... The European peoples are the various nations and ethnic groups of Europe. ... Wood Island Light in 1910 Biddeford Pool is a large tidal pool, as well as the name of the community around it, located off of Saco Bay in southern Maine. ... The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Maine rivers ... The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


Roger Spencer was granted the right in 1653 to build the first sawmill. Lumber and fish became the community's chief exports. In 1659, Major William Phillips of Boston became a proprietor, and constructed a garrison and mill at the falls. During King Philip's War in 1675, the town was attacked by Indians. Settlers withdrew to Winter Harbor for safety, and their homes and mills upriver at the falls were burned. In 1693, a stone fort was built a short distance below the falls, but it was captured by the Indians in 1703, when 11 colonists were killed and 24 taken captive to Canada. In 1708, Fort Mary was built near the entrance to Biddeford Pool. The town was reorganized in 1718 as Biddeford, after Bideford, a town in Devon, England from which some settlers had emigrated. After the Fall of Quebec in 1759, hostilities with the Indians ceased. For the 1922 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Sawmill. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Lumber or Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... Boston redirects here. ... For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but... Watermill of Braine-le-Château, Belgium (12th century) A watermill is a structure that uses a water wheel or turbine to drive a mechanical process such as flour or lumber production, or metal shaping (rolling, grinding or wire drawing). ... Attack King Philips War, sometimes called Metacoms War or Metacoms Rebellion,[1] was an armed conflict between Indian inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Indian allies from 1675 – 1676. ... , Bideford is a small port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. ... This page is about the English county, for alternative meanings see Devon (disambiguation). ... The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, fought September 13, 1759, was a decisive battle during the French and Indian War, the U.S. name for the North American phase of the Seven Years War. ...


In 1762, the land northeast of the river was set off as Pepperellborough, which in 1805 would be renamed Saco. The first bridge to Saco was built in 1767. The river divides into two falls that drop 40 feet, providing water power for mills. Factories were established to make boots and shoes. The developing mill town also had granite quarries and brickyards, in addition to lumber and grain mills. Major textile manufacturing facilities were constructed along the riverbanks, including the Laconia Company in 1845, and the Pepperell Company in 1850. Biddeford was incorporated as a city in 1855. Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... Shoemaking is a traditional handicraft profession, which has now been largely superseded by industrial manufacture of footwear. ... 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. ... For other uses, see granite (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Quarry (disambiguation). ... See also Wikimedia Commons has multimedia related to: Bricks Masonry Brickwork Ceramics Fire brick In role-playing games, a brick is a character whose main useful skill is being able to take a great deal of damage (usually physical damage) and act as a shield for weaker allies. ... Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ...


The mills attracted waves of immigrants, including the Irish, Albanians and French-Canadians from the province of Quebec. At one time the textile mills employed as many as 12,000 people, but as happened elsewhere in New England, the industry entered a long period of decline. Today, only one textile company, WestPoint Home, remains in the city. The last log drive down the Saco River was in 1943, with the last log sawn in 1948. Biddeford's name is engraved near the top level of the The Pilgrim Monument, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, along with the names of some of the oldest cities and towns in New England. Canadiens redirects here. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Loggers at Klarälven. ... View of the Pilgrim Monument with Mayflower Compact bas-relief below as seen from Bradford Street. ... Nickname: Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts U.S. Census Map Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable Settled 1700 Incorporated 1727 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town    Manager Sharon Lynn Area  - Total 17. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Notable residents

Saco & Pettee Machine Shops and Pepperell Mills in c. 1906

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General information

Old Drew's Mill in c. 1905
Old Drew's Mill in c. 1905

Biddeford is home to major institutions including Southern Maine Medical Center and the University of New England, a fast-growing school located along the coast. The city also possesses a wide array of community facilities including public beaches, an ice arena, a full-service YMCA, and one school which has been recently recognized as “National Schools of Excellence”. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 436 pixelsFull resolution‎ (825 × 450 pixels, file size: 76 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Drews Mill, Biddeford, ME; from a c. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 436 pixelsFull resolution‎ (825 × 450 pixels, file size: 76 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Drews Mill, Biddeford, ME; from a c. ... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... Insignia that designates a Blue Ribbon School The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ...


Anchoring Biddeford's historic downtown are McArthur Library and the City Theater for the Performing Arts.


Biddeford is one of Maine's fastest-growing commercial centers, due to its close proximity to Seacoast New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. In recent years, strip-malls have developed along the State Route 111 corridor. In late 2006, a 500,000-square-foot shopping center known as The Shops at Biddeford Crossing opened, with 20 stores and 5 restaurants. State Route 111, also known as the Carl Broggi Highway, is a 13. ...

Pepperell Mills in c. 1906
Pepperell Mills in c. 1906

Recent interest in revitalizing the downtown area has brought new life to the old mills. The North Dam Mill is one example of this movement offering retail stores, art studios, cultural events and upscale housing. Image File history File links Pepperell_Mills,_Biddeford,_ME.jpg Summary Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, ME; from a c. ... Image File history File links Pepperell_Mills,_Biddeford,_ME.jpg Summary Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, ME; from a c. ...


Biddeford has three post offices within its borders, with ZIP codes of 04005, 04006 and 04007.


Major routes that traverse through Biddeford include Interstate 95(Maine Turnpike exit 32 (formerly exit 4)), U.S. Route 1, and State Routes 5, 9, 111, and 208. Biddeford was the eastern terminus of the now-defunct inter-state Route 11, which ended in Manchester, Vermont. Interstate 95 is 305 miles long in the state of Maine, running from the New Hampshire border at Kittery to the Canadian border at Houlton. ... The Maine Turnpike runs from Kittery to Augusta and is a toll road for all of its length except for a short section in Kittery and York. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... State Route 5 is part of Maines system of numbered state highways, running from the an intersection with Route 9 in Old Orchard Beach, to an intersection with Route 120 in Andover. ... Maine State Route 9 runs from the New Hampsire border in Berwick, Maine in the west to the international border with Calais, New Brunswick in Canada at the eastern terminus. ... Maine State Route 111 or the Carl Broggi Hwy is a 13. ... Maine State Route 208 is a 7 mile long, 2 lane highway in Biddeford, Maine. ... New England Interstate Route 11 (NE-11) was a New England Interstate Route originally running from Manchester, Vermont to Biddeford, Maine via Franklin, New Hampshire. ... Manchester, Vermont Manchester is a town located in Bennington County, Vermont. ...


Biddeford has almost 15 miles of frontage along the Saco River, and an Atlantic coastline on which the seaside neighborhoods of Hills Beach, Biddeford Pool, Fortunes Rocks and Granite Point are located.


Geography

Biddeford is located at 43°28′27″N, 70°26′46″W (43.474111, -70.446157)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 89.5 km² (34.5 mi²). 77.7 km² (30.0 mi²) of it is land and 11.7 km² (4.5 mi²) of it (13.12%) is water. Situated beside Saco Bay on the Gulf of Maine, Biddeford is drained by the Little River and Saco River. 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Fishermen on Saco Bay near Old Orchard Beach Saco Bay is a small arcuate embayment of the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic coast of Maine in the United States. ... Gulf of Maine The Gulf of Maine is a large gulf of the Atlantic Ocean on the northeastern coast of North America. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Maine rivers ...


The city is bordered by Saco to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the towns of Dayton and Lyman to the west, and the towns of Kennebunkport and Arundel to the south. The Little River forms a portion of the border between Biddeford and the Goose Rocks neighborhood of Kennebunkport, in Biddeford's most southerly region (Granite Point). East Point, located on the peninsula of Biddeford Pool, is the easternmost point in York County. Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Dayton is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Lyman is a town in York County, Maine, United States. ... Boats on the Kennebunk River between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Kennebunkport is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Arundel is a town located in York County, Maine. ... A coastal resort neighborhood located in the town of Kennebunkport, Maine, bordered by Cape Porpoise (another neighborhood of Kennebunkport) to the South, and Granite Point (a coastal neighborhood of Biddeford, Maine) to the North. ... Wood Island Light in 1910 Biddeford Pool is a large tidal pool, as well as the name of the community around it, located off of Saco Bay in southern Maine. ...


Timber Island, the most southerly point in the City of Biddeford, lies in Goosefare Bay at the mouth of the Little River, and is accessible at low tide from Goose Rocks Beach. The island is preserved under a conservation easement; the owners allow daylight visits by the public. In the United States, a conservation easement is an easement — a transfer of usage rights — which creates a legally enforceable land preservation agreement between a landowner and a municipality or a qualified land protection organization (often called a land trust), for the purposes of conservation. ...


Distances from Biddeford to regional cities:

City Square in c. 1910

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Demographics

Old High School in c. 1906
Old High School in c. 1906

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,942 people, 8,636 households, and 5,259 families residing in the city. The population density was 269.4/km² (697.8/mi²). There were 9,631 housing units at an average density of 123.9/km² (320.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.65% White, 0.64% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ...


There were 7,636 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...

St. John's Building in c. 1914
St. John's Building in c. 1914

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution‎ (810 × 506 pixels, file size: 75 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) St. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution‎ (810 × 506 pixels, file size: 75 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) St. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $37,164 and the median income for a family was $44,109. Males had a median income of $32,008 versus $24,715 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,214. About 8.6% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over. As of 2004, the median home price was $190,000. 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. ...


Sister cities

Biddeford has two sister cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Sites of interest

  • Biddeford Historical Society & Museum
  • City Theater for the Performing Arts
  • La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival

Reference

External links

Coordinates: 43.474111° N 70.446157° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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History of Biddeford, Maine (2173 words)
Biddeford, in York County, includes the site of the earliest permanent settlement in Maine of which we have a conclusive record.
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Biddeford was incorporated as a city in 1855.
Biddeford's name is engraved near the top level of the The Pilgrim Monument, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, along with the names of some of the oldest cities and towns in New England.
Biddeford is bordered by the Saco River and the city of Saco to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the towns of Dayton and Lyman to the west, and the towns of Kennebunkport and Arundel (formerly known as North Kennebunkport until 1957) to the south.
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