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Encyclopedia > Winslow, Maine
Winslow, Maine
Location in the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°32′33″N 69°36′18″W / 44.5425, -69.605
Country United States
State Maine
County Kennebec
Government
 - Town Manager Edward Gagnon
Area
 - Total 38.7 sq mi (100.3 km²)
 - Land 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km²)
 - Water 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km²)
Elevation 266 ft (81 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,743
 - Density 210.1/sq mi (81.1/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04901
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-86515
GNIS feature ID 0582820
Website: http://www.winslowmaine.org
The Winslow Congregational Church on Lithgow Street

Winslow is a small residential community built along the banks of Maine's Kennebec River. The town sprang up around the protective Fort Halifax which was built in 1754. It was named in honor of General John Winslow. Winslow is located in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 7,743 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_Waterville. ... 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. ... 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. ... Council-manager government - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... Fort Halifax was a U.S. colonial outpost on the Kennebec River at modern Winslow, Maine. ... John Winslow (May 10, 1703–April 17, 1774), descendant of Pilgrim Edward Winslow , was an officer during the French and Indian War. ... 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. ...

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Geography

Winslow is located where the Sebasticook River flows into the Kennebec River in Central Maine 44°32′32″N, 69°36′18″W (44.542428, -69.605101).GR1 The Sebasticook River is a river in the central part of Maine, in the United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 100.3 km² (38.7 mi²). 95.4 km² (36.8 mi²) of it is land and 4.8 km² (1.9 mi²) of it (4.83%) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Downtown

Downtown Winslow is centered around the merging of two rivers, the Kennebec and the Sebasticook. It is centered around a shut down factory formerly owned by Scott Paper company. The factory is now empty of machinery and is rented out to local businesses, notably the Marden's Surplus and Salvage discount department chain. There is a small grocery store and Fort Halifax Park, a public park that extends onto the peninsula between the rivers. This park is the site of Maine's largest fireworks display on July 4. In the park sits a blockhouse, a small part of fort Halifax. The remainder of the fort was slowly dismantled in previous years and the blockhouse itself was swept away in the great flood of 1987, which was caused by an ice jam. It was later restored. Winslow is not self sufficient in that it does not have any specialty or large stores. Most Winslow residents rely on the stores and restaurants of neighboring Waterville, Maine. 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. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine in the United States on the west bank of the Kennebec River. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,743 people, 3,268 households, and 2,212 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 81.1/km² (210.1/mi²). There were 3,591 housing units at an average density of 37.6/km² (97.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.05% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% 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. ... 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 4,268 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83. 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. ...


In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,580, and the median income for a family was $46,725. Males had a median income of $37,116 versus $25,429 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,501. About 3.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 9.9% 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. ...


History

The original mill, later bought by Scott Paper.

Settlers arrived in Winslow in the early 1700s and built their homes around the protective Fort Halifax on the confluence of the Sebasticook and Kennebec Rivers which provided a major route to transport food, goods, and more settlers. The Winslow Fort Halifax Blockhouse, formerly the nation's oldest wooden structure of its type, was freshly rebuilt after the original was swept down the Kennebec River by raging flood waters on April 1, 1987. Benedict Arnold followed the Kennebec River north, stopping at Fort Halifax in Winslow on his ill-fated attempt to invade Canada in 1775. Thousands and thousands of Irish and French Canadians used the Old Canada Road (now a scenic byway) section of Route 201 during the 19th Century to find seasonal or project employment and later to make the Kennebec Valley region their home. Modern Winslow developed around the Hollingsworth and Whitney paper mill located along the Kennebec River, which shut down in the late 1990s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named Benedict Arnold, see Benedict Arnold (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... U.S. Route 201 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ... International Paper Companys Kraft paper mill in Georgetown, South Carolina. ...


Historical Landmarks

The Ticonic Footbridge, usually called the Two Cent Bridge, is a suspension bridge that traverses the Kennebec River between the cities of Waterville and Winslow in Maine. ... Fort Halifax was a U.S. colonial outpost on the Kennebec River at modern Winslow, Maine. ...

Notable Residents

Author of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" Samuel Francis Smith Samuel Francis Smith, (1808-1895), Baptist minister, journalist and author, is best known for having written the lyrics to My Country, Tis of Thee, which he entitled America. ... My Country, Tis of Thee (also known as America) is an American patriotic song, sung to the tune of God Save the Queen, the British national anthem and royal anthem of British Commonwealth countries. ...

PGA Caddy for Peter Jacobson, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk Michael Thomas Fluff Cowan (born 1948, Winslow, Maine) is a caddy for professional golfers. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...

  • Glenn Dumont

Professional football player, Kansas City Chiefs City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League...

  • Col. William Mansfield 1899–1948

Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductee

U.S. Senator Charles Fletcher Johnson (February 14, 1859–February 15, 1930) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Maine from 1911 until 1917. ...

  • Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Science Fiction authors, Liaden universe The Liaden universe is the setting for an ongoing series of science fiction stories written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. ...


External links

Coordinates: 44.542428° N 69.605101° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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