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Rumford, Maine, USA - Congress Street, Rumford Falls, Me., June 24, 1908

[RUM-frd] a town in Oxford County, first settled in 1782. It incorporated on February 21, 1800 from New Pennycook (or Pennacook) Plantation.

The town later annexed land from Peru and Franklin Plantation.

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Congress Street, Rumford Falls, Me., June 24, 1908
Rumford, Maine, USA

Congress Street, Rumford Falls, Me., June 24, 1908
Rumford Falls, Me., Congress Street
Rumford, Maine, USA

Rumford Falls, Me., Congress Street
Lochness Road, looking North
Strathglass Park, Rumford, Me.
Rumford, Maine, USA

Lochness Road, looking North
Strathglass Park, Rumford, Me.
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Rumford, Maine, USA

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1839 - Rumford
Rumford, Maine
Oxford county. Rumford is a township of valuable land, 51 miles W.N.W. from Augusta and 20 N. by W. from Paris. It lies on the northwestern bank of the Androscoggin, and enjoys a great water power. Mills of various kinds are already erected, and manufactures on a large scale are contemplated. White Cap mountain, rising 500 feet above the level of the surrounding country, and Glass-face, about 400 feet, present beautiful views from their summits. Population, 1837, 1,382. Wheat crop, same year, 4,385 bushels. Incorporated, 1800.

The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1906 - Rumford
Rumford, a post-township (town) of Oxford co., Me., on the Androscoggin River, about 38 miles NW. of Lewiston. It contains Rumford Falls, Rumford Center, and Rumford Point. Pop. in 1900, 3370.

Rumford Center, a post-village in Rumford township (town), Oxford co., Me., on the Androscoggin Rier, about 37 miles NNW. of Lewiston. Pop. about 300.

Rumford Falls, a banking post-village in Rumford township (town), Oxford co., Me., on the Androscoggin River and on the Portland and Rumford Falls R., 20 miles (direct) N. by W. of Paris. Pop. in 1900, 2595. The Androscoggin, which here falls 160 feet, affords immense water power. Rumford Falls has pulp, paper and lumber-mills, chemical works, and manufactories of motor-carriages, etc.

Rumford Point, a post-village in Rumford township (town), Oxford co., Me., near the Falls of the Androscoggin and 3 miles E. of Rumford Center. Pop. 150.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here are some popular things to do and places to visit in the Rumford area:
Black Mountain Ski Resort: In the winter, Black Mountain is a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding. It offers a range of slopes suitable for all skill levels.

Rumford Falls: The scenic Rumford Falls is a beautiful natural attraction. You can take a walk along the riverbanks, enjoy the view, and take photos of the cascading water.

White Mountain National Forest: Rumford is located near the White Mountain National Forest, which offers excellent opportunities for hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.

Androscoggin River: The Androscoggin River is great for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. There are several spots along the river where you can access it for water-based activities.

Historical Sites: Explore the town's history by visiting places like the Hosmer Field Athletic Complex and the Rumford Historical Society Museum.

Rumford Point Park: This park provides a pleasant setting for picnics and relaxation. It's a great place to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Rumford, Maine, USA

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male ancestorGreely Dustin HARPER (5 November 1813, Rumford, Maine, USA - 15 October 1858, Chester, Meigs, Ohio, USA)
female ancestorHannah BREWSTER (1814, Rumford, Maine, USA - 25 October 1879, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorMary Jane CONWAY (4 February 1838, Richmond, Quebec, Canada - 2 February 1922, Rumford, Maine, USA)
male ancestorThomas Stewart EVANS (12 August 1854, , Prince Edward Island, Canada (Ile Saint-Jean) - 14 March 1924, Rumford, Maine, USA)
male ancestorAlbert B SPENCER (16 March 1857, Veazie, Maine, USA - 26 July 1917, Rumford, Maine, USA)
male ancestorFrank M DOLLOFF (21 June 1858, Rumford, Maine, USA - 9 February 1904, North Yarmouth, Maine, USA)
female ancestorCora DASTON (BASTON) (November 1861, Rumford, Maine, USA - 1928, , Maine, USA)
male ancestorAlfred ROUSSIN (1866, Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada - 1956, Rumford, Maine, USA)
photo of George Harvey STROUTGeorge Harvey STROUT (22 September 1868, Canton, Maine, USA - 25 March 1950, Rumford, Maine, USA)

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