All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rejected Town Names

Some proposed and rejected names for Maine towns:
  • Sunbury (Bangor)
  • Reach (Bath)
  • North Wood (Corinna)
  • Sharon (Durham)
  • Sumner (Ellsworth)
  • Russia (Greenwood)
  • Fluvanna (Guilford)
  • Columbia (Hebron)
  • Winchester (Islesboro)
  • China (Rumford)
  • Independence (South Thomaston)
  • Sparta (Woodstock)
  • "Hertford, Woodstock or Lisbon," or Williamston (Hartford)
  • New Hancock, or Gilman (Sumner)
  • Knoxbury, or Knoxburgh (Prospect)


At 5:29 AM, January 04, 2009, Blogger Westbrook Diarist said...

Months after being christened as Stroudwater by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in February 1814, the town now known as Westbrook changed its name to honor Col. Thomas Westbrook.


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