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Greene in Androscoggin County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Androscoggin County Mail Route 1794

 
 
Androscoggin County Mail Route 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
1. Androscoggin County Mail Route 1794 Marker
Inscription.  Portland to Augusta Highway was opened 1793. Post-riders carried mail on horseback 1794. Greene was first Post Office in Androscoggin, established 1796. Pejepscot Claim and Plymouth Company disputed this section.
 
Location. 44° 10.928′ N, 70° 9.88′ W. Marker is in Greene, Maine, in Androscoggin County. Marker is on U.S. 202 south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located just south of the Greene Christian Universalist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 US Highway 202, Greene ME 04236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewiston Maine Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bonney Park (approx. 6.9 miles away); Cities of the Androscoggin (approx. 6.9 miles away); Monmouth Museum's North Monmouth Library (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
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1. Early Mail Routes. The mails were carried weekly by “post-riders” on horseback; the mail was in a pouch fastened behind the saddle. The rider had another bag for local
Androscoggin County Mail Route 1794 Marker<br>(<i>wide view  US 202 in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
2. Androscoggin County Mail Route 1794 Marker
(wide view US 202 in background)
mail matter for the conveyance of which he received extra pay. He gave warning of his approach by blowing a long tin horn, so he should not be delayed. The first post-rider between Portland and Winthrop was William Blossom. (Submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Pejepscot Claim. In 1798 Colonel Josiah Little, of the Plymouth company, petitioned the General Court of Massachusetts, asking them to resolve the controversies and disputes existing between the Commonwealth and the Pejepscot proprietors. About twenty thousand acres of land were conveyed to the settlers by virtue of the conditions stipulated. Thus ended a controversy which had continued for nearly a century, and been participated in by more than there generations. (Submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Greene, Maine Post Office<br>(<i>about 1 mile east of the marker on US Highway 202</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
3. Greene, Maine Post Office
(about 1 mile east of the marker on US Highway 202)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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