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Albion

Location map for Albion

Location map for Albion

Year Population
1970 1,056
1980 1,551
1990 1,736
2000 1,946
2010 2,041
Geographic Data
N. Latitude 44:30:48
W. Latitude 69:26:08
Maine House District 79
Maine Senate District 16
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 39.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 38.9
Population/sq.mi. (land) 52.5
County: Kennebec

Total=land+water; Land=land only
Albion Population Chart 1810-2010

Population Trend 1810-2010

Welcome to Albion Sign[AL-bee-un] is a town in Kennebec County, incorporated as Fairfax on March 9, 1804 from its original status as a plantation under the name of Freetown. It annexed some land from Winslow in 1810 and gave up land in 1813, 1816, and 1818 which eventually formed the town of China.  On March 10, 1821, the town changed its name from Fairfax to Ligonia, and then to Albion, the ancient name of England, on February 25, 1824.

Albion Town Office (2003)

Albion Town Office (2003)

Albion Public Library (2003)

Albion Public Library (2003)

Albion was Maine’s one hundred and fifty-first town. Since 1970, Ablion’s population has about doubled, with consistent, but modest growth in recent decades. The Town Office is now in an early 20th Century building, which also serves as a meeting place for civic groups.

Lovejoy Pond from Routes 9, 137 and U.S. 202

Lovejoy Pond from Routes 9, 137 and U.S. 202

First settled in 1790, probably by Congregational minister Daniel Lovejoy, Albion is the birthplace of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, son of Daniel and a fearless journalist and opponent of slavery. A plaque to Lovejoy rests outside the town library.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board-Administrative Assistant.

Additional resources

Albion on the Narrow Gauge. Clinton, Me. 1964.

Albion, Maine Sesquicentennial: 1824, August 2-3-4, 1974. Pittsfield, Me. The Valley Times. Pittsfield Pub. 1974.

Wiggin, Ruby Crosby. Albion on the Narrow Gauge. Clinton, Me.? 1964. (Narrow Gauge Railroad)

Cemetery Inscriptions of Albion, Maine. Maine. Maine Old Cemetery Association. 1971.

Town of Albion. New York: H.W. Blake & Co., 1892. Extracted from: Illustrated history of Kennebec County Maine, 1625-1799-1892 / editors Henry D. Kingsbury, Simeon L.Deyo. (Maine State Library)

Vital Records of Albion, Maine, prior to 1892. Transcribed by Elizabeth M. Mosher. Camden, Me. Picton Press. 1989. Wiggin, Ruby Crosby.

Island View Farm overlooking Lovejoy Pond from the Pond Road (2003)

Island View Farm overlooking Lovejoy Pond from the Pond Road (2003)






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One Response to Albion

  1. Richard Lawrence says:

    First, I am so pleased to discover this resource, after reading the bio of Jim Henderson on p 143 of the Maine Policy Review, Spring 2015.
    Now to find Albion handsomely represented, thank you.

    Liberty Men and Great Proprietors, Alan Taylor, UNC press 1990
    from which I infer that Daniel Lovejoy was among the early settlers. I think, though, that he oughtn’t be called the founder – it’s only that he is prominent because of Elijah.

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