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York is a town located in York County, Maine, United States at the southwest corner of the state. As of the 2006 census, the town had a total population of 13,306. Situated beside the Atlantic Ocean on the Gulf of Maine, York is a well-known summer resort. It is home to four 18-hole golf clubs, three sandy beaches, and one mountain, Mt. Agamenticus. It includes the villages of York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick. Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... York 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. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gulf of Maine The Gulf of Maine is a large gulf of the Atlantic Ocean on the northeastern coast of North America. ... The Mount Agamenticus region covers nearly 30,000 acres (121 km²) in the southern Maine towns of Eliot, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells, and York. ... York Harbor is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... Cape Neddick is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ...

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History

"Agamenticus" was the Abenaki name for the York River, meaning "Beyond-the-hill-little-cove." In 1638, the name was changed to "Bristol." Envisioning a great city arising from the wilderness, Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Lord Proprietor of Maine under the Plymouth patent, named the capital of his province "Gorgeana," which by charter of King Charles I became, in 1642, the first incorporated city in America. Following Gorges' death, however, the Massachusetts Bay Company claimed his dominion, and the town of York, Massachusetts would be incorporated in 1652 from a portion of "Gorgeana," making it the second oldest town in Maine. The oldest is Kittery, incorporated two days earlier. The Abenaki (also Wabanuok or Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans/First Nations belonging to the Algonquian peoples of northeastern North America. ... York River in 1908 The York River is a tidal stream about 6 miles (9. ... Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ... Wilderness is generally defined as a natural environment on Earth that has not been modified by human activity. ... Sir Ferdinando Gorges (1565-1647) was an early English colonial entrepreneur in North America and founder of the Province of Maine in 1622. ... The sea to sea grant of Plymouth Council for New England is shown in green. ... Charles I King of England, Scotland and Ireland Charles I (19 November 1600–30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625, until his death. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called by the name Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was the direct predecessor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and then the state of Massachusetts. ... // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ...


The settlement was attacked numerous times by Native Americans, including the Candlemas Massacre of 1692. Once centered on Lindsay Road near the York River, the destroyed community would rebuild on higher ground. It should be noted, however, that Indians were not always the aggressors. Perhaps they were responding to attempts by Massachusetts soldiers to disarm them. Without firearms, on which they had become dependent for hunting, the tribe faced winters of starvation. But whatever the motivation, their final local attack occurred in 1723 at the Cape Neddick area. In 1745, all hostilities encouraged by the French against English settlements during the French and Indian Wars ended with the Battle of Louisburg. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Candlemas (Russian: Sretenie, Spanish: Candelaria) is a Christian feast commemorating the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple. ... Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... A firearm is a kinetic energy weapon that fires either a single or multiple projectiles propelled at high velocity by the gases produced by action of the rapid confined burning of a propellant. ... Events February 16 - Louis XV of France attains his majority Births February 24 - John Burgoyne, British general (d. ... // Events May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys Austrian army at Hohenfriedberg August 19 - Beginning of the 45 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan September 12 - Francis I is elected... The French and Indian Wars is a name used in the United States for a series of conflicts in North America that represented the actions there that accompanied the European dynastic wars. ... Fortress Louisbourg (fr. ...

York Village in c. 1910
York Village in c. 1910

As provincial capital and site of the King's Prison, York prospered. Numerous wharves and warehouses serviced trade with the West Indies. Agricultural products and lumber were shipped in exchange for sugar, molasses and other commodities. One notable merchant was John Hancock, whose establishment is now a museum. Following the Revolution, however, President Thomas Jefferson's embargo crippled trade. York, bereft of status as capitol, would not again be prosperous until after the Civil War, when sea breezes and colonial charm enticed tourism. Image File history File links View_from_Old_Gaol. ... Image File history File links View_from_Old_Gaol. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Metung Wharf on Bancroft Bay, Gippsland Lakes, Victoria, Australia A wharf is a fixed platform, commonly on pilings, roughly parallel to and alongside navigable water, where ships are loaded and unloaded. ... Old warehouses in Amsterdam Inside Green Logistics Co. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... 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... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ... Molasses or treacle is a thick syrup by-product from the processing of the sugarcane or sugar beet into sugar. ... Merchants function as professionals who deal with trade, dealing in commodities that they do not produce themselves, in order to produce profit. ... For other persons named John Hancock, see John Hancock (disambiguation). ... This article is about military actions only. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... The Embargo Act of 1807 was an American law prohibiting all export of cargo from American ports. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. 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...


York would become, like Bar Harbor and Newport, Rhode Island, a fashionable summer resort, and today contains distinctive examples of Gilded Age architecture, particularly in the Shingle Style. A cluster of historic buildings in the center of the old village are maintained by volunteers and much visited by tourists. Bar Harbor, Maine, it the name of two places in Maine Bar Harbor, census-designated place Bar Harbor a larger town This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... The Breakers, a gilded-age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. ... The Queen Anne style of British and American architecture reached its greatest popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century, manifesting itself in a number of different ways, not identically in Great Britain and the United States of America. ...


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"The Yorks"

  • York Village — including the historic structures and upscale shops
  • York Harbor — with a number of elegant inns
  • York Beach — with popular attractions such as arcades, souvenir shops and stores
  • Cape Neddick — mainly residences
York Beach in 1906

During the summer months, tourists, chiefly families, visit Short Sands Beach, which is in York Beach itself, and Long Sands Beach, more than a mile of sand between York Beach and York Harbor. Long Sands Beach is York's longest beach. During the warm summer months visitors pack the beach. Image File history File links Young's_Hotel,_York_Beach,_ME.jpg‎ Summary Youngs Hotel, York Beach, ME; from a 1906 postcard. ... Image File history File links Young's_Hotel,_York_Beach,_ME.jpg‎ Summary Youngs Hotel, York Beach, ME; from a 1906 postcard. ...


Dozens of five star hotels and other accommodations fill the surrounding York Beach area. Many of these close after Summer for the remainder of the in-season.


York Harbor consists of some of York's most historic homes. This neighborhood is built of large estates. Many spots in the Yorks have picturesque views of the historic Cape Neddick Light at Nubble Rock, which has figured in artists' work as well as souvenirs of the Maine coast. The Cape Neddick Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in York, Maine. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 149.4 km² (57.7 mi²). 142.2 km² (54.9 mi²) of it is land and 7.2 km² (2.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.82% water. The York watershed drains into the York River. The highest point in town is Mount Agamenticus, with an elevation of 692 feet (211 meters). An automobile road travels to the summit of Mount Agamenticus. At the top, miles of hiking, biking, and horse-riding trails are available. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... The Mount Agamenticus region covers nearly 30,000 acres (121 km²) in the southern Maine towns of Eliot, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells, and York. ...


Housing

York has the highest home values in Maine; followed by Cape Elizabeth, Maine a suburb of Portland. York County has the highest real estate values in the state. [citation needed] 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. ... Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the states most affluent municipality (per household median income) based on Census 2000 data. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country United States State Maine County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... York County may refer to one of several counties: in the United States York County, Maine York County, Nebraska York County, Pennsylvania York County, South Carolina York County, Virginia in Canada: York County, New Brunswick York County, Ontario in the United Kingdom a former administrative county based around York. ...


Government

York has a council-manager form of government. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Politics

Voter Registration: (reported in June 2002 by the State of Maine)


32.61% Republican. 23.44% Democrat. .9% Green 43.05% unenrolled. [1]


Education

York School Department receives the largest portion (69%) of the town's budget. York students have consistently achieved better than the state average in English and Mathematics. Additonally, www.GreatSchools.net gave York High School a 10 (out of 10) rating in 2007. The town of York supports 2000 students in four schools. Village Elementary School provides education for grades K-2, and Coastal Ridge Elementary School provides education for grades 3-4. York Middle School serves students in grades 5-8 and York High School provides educational experiences to students in grades 9-12. Adult education is also available to York residents. Look up budget in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Libraries are useful resources for adult learners. ...


Demographics

The Wahnita in 1913

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,854 people, 5,235 households, and 3,690 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.4/km² (234.1/mi²). There were 8,053 housing units at an average density of 56.6/km² (146.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.25% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File linksMetadata The_Wahnita,_York_Beach,_ME.jpg‎ Summary The Wahnita, York Beach, ME; from a 1913 postcard. ... Image File history File linksMetadata The_Wahnita,_York_Beach,_ME.jpg‎ Summary The Wahnita, York Beach, ME; from a 1913 postcard. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 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 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. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... 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. ...


There were 5,235 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

Chase's Pond in 1910
Chase's Pond in 1910

In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males. Image File history File links Chase's_Pond,_York,_ME.jpg‎ Summary Dam at Chases Pond, York, ME; from a 1910 postcard. ... Image File history File links Chase's_Pond,_York,_ME.jpg‎ Summary Dam at Chases Pond, York, ME; from a 1910 postcard. ...


The median income for a household in the town was $64,000, and the median income for a family was $65,082. 19.8% of household earn over $200,000 per year.[2] Males had a median income of $49,415 versus $31,743 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,895. 3.8% of the population and 1.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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. ...


Notable Inhabitants

Richard Foerster, poet
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External links


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York, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1030 words)
York is a town located in York County, Maine, United States at the southwest corner of the state.
Situated beside the Atlantic Ocean on the Gulf of Maine, York is a venerable summer resort.
York, bereft of status as capitol, would not again be prosperous until after the Civil War, when seabreezes and colonial charm enticed tourism.
Maine Local Government - County of York - Main Page (105 words)
York County, incorporated in 1636, is the Southernmost county in Maine.
York was the first county incorporated in the State of Maine.
York County is a popular destination for both Mainers and visitors alike, offering beautiful beaches like Ogunquit, which also offers the Ogunquit Playhouse.
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