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Encyclopedia > Freeport, Maine
Freeport, Maine
Coordinates: 43°50′38″N 70°6′6″W / 43.84389, -70.10167
Country United States
State Maine
County Cumberland
Area
 - Town  46.5 sq mi (120.4 km²)
 - Land  34.7 sq mi (89.9 km²)
 - Water  11.8 sq mi (30.5 km²)
Elevation  36 ft (11 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 7,800
 - Density 224.8/sq mi (86.8/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 04032-04034
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-26525
GNIS feature ID 0582481
Freeport in 2003
Freeport in 2003

Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The population was 7,800 at the 2000 census. Known for its numerous outlet stores, Freeport is home to L.L. Bean and Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Both U.S. Route 1 and I-295 run directly through Freeport, the interstate having three and a half exits in Freeport. This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) None (English and French 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. ... List of Maine counties: Maine counties Categories: | ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area Code 207 is the only area code of the entire State of Maine. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Description: Photograph of Freeport, Maine street Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 16 November 2003. ... Description: Photograph of Freeport, Maine street Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 16 November 2003. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French 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. ... L.L. Bean is a retail and catalog company based in Freeport, Maine, specializing in outdoor equipment and clothing. ... 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. ... Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) is a 52 mile-long connector in the U.S. state of Maine from I-95 in Scarborough to I-95 in Gardiner. ...

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History

Jameson Tavern in c. 1915
Jameson Tavern in c. 1915

Settled about 1700, the town was part of North Yarmouth until set off in 1789. It is believed to be named after Sir Andrew Freeport, the London merchant in Addison's The Spectator.[1] Freeport developed as four villages, all of which are now part of the National Register Harraseeket Historic District: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... North Yarmouth is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... The Spectator was a daily publication of 1711–12, founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

  • Mast Landing -- at the head of tide on the Harraseeket River, timber was shipped from here, particularly for use as masts. The estuary was dammed to provide water power for a gristmill, sawmill and fulling mill, with modest manufacturing and woodworking.
  • Porter's Landing -- a community formerly involved in shipbuilding.
  • South Freeport -- the largest of the waterfront villages, once with four shipyards. Other industries included fishing, canning and farming. In 1903, the Casco Castle & Amusement Park was built here by Amos Gerald to encourage travel by trolley cars, although the hotel would burn in 1914.
  • Freeport Corner -- an inland village of farming and trade. The 1849 entrance of the railroad helped this village develop into a commercial center, which it remains. In the 1800s, fabric was sent from New York and Boston to be made into clothing by local piece workers.

In 1912, Leon Leonwood Bean opened a store in the basement of his brother's apparel shop in Freeport, selling hunting boots. This store, L. L. Bean, has since grown into a worldwide company with annual sales of over a billion dollars[2]. mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast Grand Turk The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Rio de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... This article is about structures for water impoundment. ... Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ... For the 1922 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Sawmill. ... Artists can use woodworking to create delicate sculptures. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Fish ladder and shipyard in Grave, the Netherlands Construction hall of Schichau Seebeck Shipyard, Bremerhaven Gdynia Shipyard Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... For other uses, see Canning (disambiguation). ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... L.L. Bean is a retail and catalog company based in Freeport, Maine, specializing in outdoor equipment and clothing. ... L.L.Bean, Inc. ...


In 1982, McDonald's made plans to tear down an 1850s Greek Revival house to build one of its standard stores. Outcry from residents caused the town to adopt new ordinances concerning what businesses could and couldn't do with their buildings, and McDonald's built the restaurant inside the house, maintaining the exterior appearance. This was one of the first times that McDonald's had been forced to change its restaurant design to fit local requirements.[3] McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Personal residence of Catherine the Great Greek Revival was a style of classical architecture which became fashionable in Europe in the 18th century, and in the United Kingdom and United States in the early 19th century. ...


Notable Inhabitants:

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Media

Freeport is covered by a number of different newspapers including:

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 120.4 km² (46.5 mi²). 89.9 km² (34.7 mi²) of it is land and 30.5 km² (11.8 mi²) of it (25.34%) is water. Freeport is drained by the Harraseeket 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. ...


Freeport borders Brunswick and Durham to the North, Pownal to the west, and Yarmouth to the southwest. Freeport also shares small borders with Cumberland and Harpswell in Casco Bay. Cumberland and Harpswell are not connected to Freeport by roads, but since Freeport's town border ranges out into Casco Bay, the other town's borders meet Freeport's. Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Durham is a town located in Androscoggin County, Maine. ... Pownal is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Yarmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, located approximately ten to fifteen miles north of Portland, the states largest city. ... Cumberland is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... A view of the ocean near Lookout Point in Harpswell. ... Casco Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Maine on the southern coast of Maine, USA. Its easternmost approach is Cape Small and its westernmost approach is Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth. ...


Education

Freeport has four Public Schools:

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Freeport also has many Private Schools:

  • Cricket Hunt School
  • Pine Tree Academy (A member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church education system)
  • Merriconeag Waldorf School
  • L'Ecole Française du Maine (A French immersion school)
  • Maine Classical School
  • Freeport Country Day School (A private day school founded in 1924)

Pine Tree Academy (also known as PTA) is a Seventh-day Adventist, co-educational University preparatory school for day students in grades K-12. ... The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated Adventist[1]) Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, as the Sabbath. ...

Demographics

Main Street in c. 1910

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,800 people, 3,065 households, and 2,151 families residing in the town. The population density was 86.8/km² (224.8/mi²). There were 3,276 housing units at an average density of 36.4/km² (94.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.22% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ... 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 3,065 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93. 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. ...

Casco Castle in 1906
Casco Castle in 1906

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The median income for a household in the town was $52,023, and the median income for a family was $58,134. Males had a median income of $41,703 versus $27,490 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,724. About 4.0% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 10.4% 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. ...


See also

Freeport is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... The Desert of Maine is a 40-acre tract of exposed sand in pine forest near Freeport, Maine. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). in Doris A. Isaacson: Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Maine: Courier-Gazette, Inc., 246. 
  2. ^ Company Information:Background. L.L. Bean. Retrieved on 2007-08-09.
  3. ^ Thinking Outside the Big Box. Preservation Online. National Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved on 2008-08-09.

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