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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saco, Maine

 
Clickable Map of York County, Maine and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg York County, ME (141) Cumberland County, ME (185) Oxford County, ME (6) Carroll County, NH (46) Rockingham County, NH (143) Strafford County, NH (49)  YorkCounty(141) York County (141)  CumberlandCounty(185) Cumberland County (185)  OxfordCounty(6) Oxford County (6)  CarrollCountyNew Hampshire(46) Carroll County (46)  RockinghamCounty(143) Rockingham County (143)  StraffordCounty(49) Strafford County (49)
Alfred is the county seat for York County
Saco is in York County
      York County (141)  
ADJACENT TO YORK COUNTY
      Cumberland County (185)  
      Oxford County (6)  
      Carroll County, New Hampshire (46)  
      Rockingham County, New Hampshire (143)  
      Strafford County, New Hampshire (49)  
 
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1 Maine, York County, Saco — Charles Henry Granger 1812 - 1893Saco Museum Main Street Walk Reported unreadable
Charles Henry Granter (1812 - 1893) was an artist, musician, poet, translator, historian, outdoorsman and environmentalist. He was born in Saco as the son of Saco Collector of Customs Daniel Granter and Mary Jordan, daughter of Tristam Jordan, . . . Map (db m186191) HM
2 Maine, York County, Saco — Dr. Laura Black Stickney, 1879-1961Saco Main Street Museum Walk Reported damaged
Dr. Laura Black Stickney promoted public health, women’s suffrage, and ran for mayor during her 50 years of Saco civic leadership. Born September 8, 1879 in Porter, Maine, Laura May Black learned to read in a one-room school house, directly . . . Map (db m55690) HM
3 Maine, York County, Saco — Jacob Cochran, 1782-1836Saco Main Street Museum Walk
Cochranism was the name given to the religious sect led by Jacob Cochran in the years 1816 to 1819, before this charismatic preacher was convicted and imprisoned for four years on charges of “gross lewd and lascivious conduct.” The . . . Map (db m55698) HM
4 Maine, York County, Saco — Masonic Hall
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and Saco Masonic Lodge #9 AF & AM established at this location September 29, 1907.Map (db m186188) HM
5 Maine, York County, Saco — 292 — Rev. Jesse LeeSaco United Methodist Church — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 292 —
The Rev. Jesse Lee preached his first Methodist sermon in the Province of Maine here in Saco on september 10, 1793.Map (db m186192) HM
6 Maine, York County, Saco — Saco Museum, Founded 1866Saco Museum Main Street Walk Reported unreadable
Founded in 1866 as the York Institute, the Saco Museum is one of the oldest museums in Maine. The Institutes mandate was "to promote the study of Natural Hitory; to encourage Science and Art; also to collect and preserve whatever relates to the . . . Map (db m186215) HM
7 Maine, York County, Saco — Samuel Brannan and the Gold RushSaco Main Street Museum Walk
Saco native Samuel Brannan became one of the country’s richest men promoting the California gold rush, and one of the most colorful figures in California history, but he wasn’t a gold miner and he died in poverty. Brannan was born in Saco in . . . Map (db m55699) HM
8 Maine, York County, Saco — Sarah Fairfield Hamilton, 1831-1909Saco Main Street Museum Walk
Sarah Fairfield Hamilton was a founder of the local chapter of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and led that organization to create Saco's first kindergarten, a nursery for mill workers' children, summer park programs and other . . . Map (db m55721) HM
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9 Maine, York County, Saco — Site of The Olympia Fruit Storec. 1920's - 1983
Proprietors Sam Anagnostis & Nick Janaros (Sam and Nick's)Map (db m186189) HM
10 Maine, York County, Saco — Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection Memorial1898 - 1902 — In Memory Of —
This plaque is made from bronze taken from Battleship Maine when salvaged from Havana harbor in 1912 In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. . . . Map (db m55696) HM
11 Maine, York County, Saco — The Dyer Library, Founded 1882Saco Museum Main Street Walk
While Saco was served by a number of membership libraries and reading rooms earlier, including that of the York Institute, now the Saco Museum, the City's first truly public library opened in 1882. The library was the creation of Olive and Oliver . . . Map (db m186211) HM
12 Maine, York County, Saco — The Murder of Mary Bean Reported unreadable
[The marker has weathered significantly and is unreadable.]Map (db m186190) HM
13 Maine, York County, Saco — Veterans Memorial
In recognition of all the men and women of Saco who have served our country in times of war and peace active and reserve WWII • Korea • Vietnam • The Gulf War • Iraq • Afghanistan • All other conflictsMap (db m186207) WM
14 Maine, York County, Saco — Veterans' Memorial at Eastman ParkSaco Museum Main Street Walk
At one time, this tiny triangle of land was crowded with buildings: an old house with an adjoining stable that was used as a tavern; another house; a store called the Exchange Coffee House; and another house located on the upper end of the lot. . . . Map (db m186196) HM
15 Maine, York County, Saco — War Memorial1775 - 1865
Erected to the memory of the Country’s Defenders 1775 – 1865 With malice toward none, With charity for all, With firmness in the right, As God gives us To see the rightMap (db m55691) HM
16 Maine, York County, Saco — World War Memorial1914 - 1918
Dedicated to the Glory of God, the Exaltation of Patriotism, and the Promotion of Education, in honor of those from Saco who served in the World War [Died in Service] Amede Dupre • Alfred Durette • James Gillespie • Alexander . . . Map (db m55697) HM
17 Maine, York County, Saco, North Saco — The North Saco Fire Station
The North Saco Fire Station has served the people of Saco since 1958. This particular station was built in 1975 by the city of Saco, after Jesse Gay donated the land. The original station is located at the corner of Heath and Rocky Hill Roads . . . Map (db m245711) HM
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Jul. 17, 2024