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Encyclopedia > Waterville, Maine
Waterville, Maine
City Hall and Opera House
City Hall and Opera House
Nickname: Elm City
Location of city of Waterville in map of Maine
Coordinates: 44°33′7″N 69°38′45″W / 44.55194, -69.64583
Country United States
State Maine
County Kennebec
Incorporated 1802
Area
 - Total 14.1 sq mi (36.4 km²)
 - Land 13.6 sq mi (35.2 km²)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km²)
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 15,605
 - Density 1,148.7/sq mi (443.5/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 04901
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-80740
GNIS feature ID 0577893

Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine in the United States on the west bank of the Kennebec River. The population was 15,605 at the 2000 census. Home to Colby College and Thomas College, Waterville is the commercial, medical and cultural center of the region.[1] // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_Waterville. ... 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: | ... Kennebec County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Year 1802 (MDCCCII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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 (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... 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... Although 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. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... 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. ... Kennebec County is a county located in the U.S. 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. ... The course of the Kennebec River The Kennebec River is a river, 150 mi (240 km) long, in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. ... Colby College, founded in 1813, is an elite liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine. ... Thomas College is a small college located in Waterville, Maine, USA. It was founded in 1894 as a non-sectarian, co-educational college dedicated to career training. ...

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History

Ticonic Falls in 1908
Ticonic Falls in 1908

This was once territory of the Canibas tribe of Abenaki Indians. Called Taconnet after Chief Taconnet, the main village was located on the east bank of the Kennebec River at its confluence with the Sebasticook River. Known as Ticonic by English settlers, it was burned in 1692 during King William's War, after which the Canibas tribe abandoned the area. Fort Halifax was built by General John Winslow in 1754, and the last skirmish with Indians occurred on May 18, 1757. The Abenaki (also Wabanuok or Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans/First Nations belonging to the Algonquian peoples of northeastern North America. ... The course of the Kennebec River The Kennebec River is a river, 150 mi (240 km) long, in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. ... The Sebasticook River is a river in the central part of Maine, in the United States. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The first of the French and Indian Wars, King Williams War (1689–1697) , was the North American theater of the War of the Grand Alliance (1688–1697) fought principally in Europe between the armies of France under Louis XIV and those of a coalition of European powers including England. ... Fort Halifax was a U.S. colonial outpost on the Kennebec River at modern Winslow, Maine. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


The township would be organized as Kingfield Plantation, then incorporated in 1771 as Winslow. Waterville was set off from Winslow and incorporated on June 23, 1802, when residents on the west side of the Kennebec found themselves unable to cross the river to attend town meetings. In 1824, a bridge was built to Winslow. Early industries included fishing, lumbering, agriculture and ship building, with larger boats launched in spring during freshets. By the early 1900s, there were 5 shipyards in the community. The Winslow Congregational Church on Lithgow Street Winslow is a small residential community built along the banks of Maines Kennebec River. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1802 (MDCCCII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... Logging is the process in which trees are felled (cut down) usually as part of a timber harvest. ... Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... A flash flood (also a freshet, considered archaic) is a rapid flooding of low-lying areas, rivers and streams that is caused by the intense rainfall associated with a thunderstorm, or multiple training thunderstorms. ...


Ticonic Falls blocked navigation further upriver, so Waterville developed as the terminus for trade and shipping. The Kennebec River and Messalonskee Stream provided water power for mills, including several sawmills, a gristmill, a sash and blind factory, a furniture factory and a shovel handle factory. There was also a carriage and sleigh factory, boot shop, brickyard and tannery. On September 27, 1849, the Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad opened to Waterville. It would become part of the Maine Central Railroad, which in 1870 established locomotive and car repair shops in the thriving mill town. West Waterville (renamed Oakland) was set off as a town in 1873. Waterville was incorporated as a city on January 12, 1888. This article is about economic exchange. ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... For the 1922 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Sawmill. ... Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ... A Georgian house in England with sash windows A sash window or hung sash window is made of one or more movable panels or sashes that form a frame to hold panes of glass which are often separated from other panes (or lights) by narrow muntin bars. ... A window shutter panel is a solid, firm, erect, stable, strong, window covering usually consisting of side stiles, top and bottom rails, and louvers. ... For the UK band, see Furniture (band). ... Shovel with wide blade - especially appropriate for lifting snow or coal A shovel is a tool for lifting and moving loose material such as coal, gravel, snow, soil, or sand. ... Catherine IIs carved, painted and gilded Coronation Coach (Hermitage Museum) George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a landau with footmen and an outrider, Canada 1939 The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century... For the cricket meaning, see Sledging (cricket) A sled, sledge or sleigh is a vehicle with runners for sliding instead of wheels for rolling. ... For other senses of this word, see boot (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. ... This article is about making hides into leather. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad (A&K) is a historic U.S. railroad which operated in Maine. ... 1923 map The Maine Central Railroad was a railroad in central Maine. ... Great Western Railway No. ... A Mill town, also known as factory town or mill village, is typically a settlement that developed around one or more mills or factories (usually cotton mills or factories producing textiles). ... Oakland is a town in Kennebec County in the U.S. state of Maine. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Lockwood Mills in c. 1920
Lockwood Mills in c. 1920

The Ticonic Water Power & Manufacturing Company was formed in 1866 and soon built a dam across the Kennebec. After a change of ownership in 1873, the company began construction on what would become the Lockwood Manufacturing Company, a cotton textile plant. A second mill was added, and by 1900 the firm dominated the riverfront and employed 1,300 workers. Lockwood Mills survived until the mid-1950s. The iron Waterville-Winslow Footbridge opened in 1901, but in less than a year was carried away by the highest river level since 1832. Rebuilt in 1903, it would be called the Two Cent Bridge because of its toll. In 1902, the Beaux-Arts style City Hall and Opera House designed by George Gilman Adams was dedicated. But in 2002, the C. F. Hathaway Company, one of the last remaining factories in the United States producing dress shirts, closed after over 160 years of operation in the city. For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... Fe redirects here. ... Stretches across the Kennebec River, joining Waterville and Winslow, Maine. ... The word toll has several meanings. ... Beaux-Arts architecture[1] denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. ... In American English, a dress shirt is a mens shirt with a collar, a full-length opening up the front from the collar to the hem, and full length sleeves with cuffs. ...


Waterville also developed as an educational center. In 1813, The Maine Literary and Theological Institution was established. It would be renamed Waterville College in 1821, then Colby College in 1867. Thomas College was established in 1894. The Coburn Classical Institution once prepared students to attend college. The institution merged with the Oak Grove School in Vassalboro and remained open until the 1980s. The first high school was built in 1877, while the current Waterville Senior High School was built in 1961. Colby College, founded in 1813, is an elite liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine. ... Thomas College is a small college located in Waterville, Maine, USA. It was founded in 1894 as a non-sectarian, co-educational college dedicated to career training. ... Vassalboro is a town located in Kennebec County, Maine. ...


Notable residents

View of Waterville and the Two Cent Footbridge in c. 1906
View of Waterville and the Two Cent Footbridge in c. 1906

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Geography

Waterville is located at 44°33′7″N, 69°38′45″W (44.552051, -69.645839).[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.1 square miles (36.4 km²), of which, 13.6 square miles (35.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (3.35%) is water. Situated beside the Kennebec River, Waterville is drained by the Messalonskee Stream. 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... The course of the Kennebec River The Kennebec River is a river, 150 mi (240 km) long, in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. ...


Redevelopment

Downtown in 1911
Downtown in 1911

Like many other towns in Maine and in the United States, Waterville has seen development in the suburbs and the decline of the downtown area.[3] There have been new businesses and new facilities built by Inland Hospital on Kennedy Memorial Drive. WalMart, Home Depot, and a small strip mall of other stores have been built in the northern part of the city as part of an open-air shopping center. Because of this growth, the existing and now-neighboring Elm Plaza shopping center has recently had its exterior renovated and filled most or all of its previous vacancies. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. ...


In contrast, the downtown area has had its share of hardships due to chain store growth in the city. Stores that had a long history in the downtown area have closed in recent decades, including Levine's, Butlers, Sterns, Dunhams, Alvina and Delias, and LaVerdieres. The large vacancy in The Concourse shopping center that once housed the Ames, Zayre department store, as well as Brooks Pharmacy is struggling to find tenants; as is the now vacant Main Street location of a CVS pharmacy (it moved to a brand new building on Kennedy Memorial Drive).[4] Organizations like Waterville Main St continue their efforts to revitalize downtown. Groups like the 20's and 30's social and professional networking group KVConnect are also spearheading efforts to build an entrepreneurial web portal to help local people run their own businesses and people from other parts of the country with non-location specific businesses move here. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brooks Pharmacy is a chain of more than 330 pharmacies located throughout New England and New York and has been a well-recognized name in the New England pharmacy industry for more than 65 years. ... CVS Caremark Corporation, NYSE: CVS is an integrated pharmacy services provider, combining one of the nations leading pharmaceutical services companies with the country’s largest pharmacy chain. ...


Colby College graduate Paul Boghossian has won approval to convert the sprawling old Hathaway shirt factory to retail, office, and residential use.[5] MaineGeneral Health agreed at the end of June 2007 to become the first tenant when the facility opens in 2008. [6].


Maine Public Broadcasting Network featured Waterville in its Hometown Economies. The video of that show is available here.[7] The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is a television and radio broadcasting network located in the state of Maine in the United States. ...


Demographics

Silver and Elm streets, showing the Universalist Church, in 1910
Silver and Elm streets, showing the Universalist Church, in 1910

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 15,605 people, 6,218 households, and 3,370 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,148.7 people per square mile (443.3/km²). There were 6,819 housing units at an average density of 501.9/sq mi (193.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.81% White, 0.78% African American, 0.56% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population. 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 are 6,218 households out of which 26.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.84. The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 18.5% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

Coburn Classical Institute in circa 1910, and which burned in 1955
Coburn Classical Institute in circa 1910, and which burned in 1955

The median income for a household in the city was $26,816, and the median income for a family was $38,052. Males had a median income of $30,086 versus $22,037 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,430. 19.2% of the population and 15.1% of families were below the federal poverty level. Statewide, 10.9% of the population was below the poverty level.[9] In Kennebec County, 11.1% of the population was below the federal poverty level. Thus, although the county poverty rate is close to the state poverty rate, the poverty rate for Waterville is higher--typical for a regional center whose suburbs have grown in population. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... A boy from Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ...


Out of the total population, 29.7% of those under the age of 18 and 14.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


Transportation

Waterville Robert Lafleur Airport (IATA: WVL, ICAO: KWVL, FAA LID: WVL) is a general aviation airport located two miles (3 km) southwest of the central business district (CBD) of Waterville, a city in Kennebec County, Maine, USA. The airport covers 350 acres and has two runways. ... 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. ...

Media

Waterville is home to one daily newspaper the Morning Sentinel and a weekly, the Colby College Echo. The city is also home to Fox affiliate WPFO and Daystar rebroadcaster WFYW-LP both serving the Portland market and to several radio stations including Colby's WMHB, country WEBB, adult standards WTVL and MPBN on 91.3 FM, . The Morning Sentinel is a seven-day morning daily newspaper published in Waterville, Maine, USA. Since 1998, it has been owned by Blethen Maine Newspapers, a subsidiary of The Seattle Times Company. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... WPFO is the FOX-affiliated television station for Southern Maine and Northern New Hampshire. ... The word Daystar can mean: Daystar, a company that used to manufacture Apple Macintosh clones. ... WFYW is a low-power television station in Fairfeild, Maine, broadcasting locally on channel 41 as an affiliate of 3ABN. Founded December 9, 1997, the station is owned by Three Angels Broadcasting Network. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... WMHB, 89. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... // Webb may refer to: Webb, Alabama, USA Webb, Iowa, USA Webb, Mississippi, USA Webb, New York, USA Webb City, Missouri, USA Webb City, Oklahoma, USA Webb Lake, Wisconsin, USA Webb County, Texas, USA Mount Webb National Park, Queensland, Australia Webb Ranch, a farm on Stanford University land, USA Webb Hayes... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... WJZN and WTVL collectivly known as Kool AM 1400 and 1490 are AM Radio stations located in Maine. ... The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is a television and radio broadcasting network located in the state of Maine in the United States. ...


Sister cities

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Sites of interest

The Perkins Arboretum (128 acres; 51. ... Stretches across the Kennebec River, joining Waterville and Winslow, Maine. ...

References

  1. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). in Doris A. Isaacson: Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc., 223-228. 
  2. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ http://www.maine.gov/spo/landuse/pubs/svccenters.php
  4. ^ Marketing the Concourse
    Waterville's downtown center faces growing challenges
  5. ^ Hathaway center plans to be unveiled tonight at council meeting
  6. ^ Urban renewal spurred project
  7. ^ Hometown Economies: Greater Waterville Area Resources
  8. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ 2005 Report Card on Poverty.
  10. ^ [Central Maine Growth Council]http://www.centralmaine.org/profile.shtml

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External links

  • Waterville, Maine is at coordinates 44°33′07″N 69°38′45″W / 44.552051, -69.645839 (Waterville, Maine)Coordinates: 44°33′07″N 69°38′45″W / 44.552051, -69.645839 (Waterville, Maine)

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