Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Cambridge

Location Map for Cambridge

Location Map for Cambridge

Year Population
1970 96
1980 445
1990 490
2000 492
2010 462
Calais Population Chart 1840-2010

Population Trend 1840-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:01:53
W. Latitude 69:27:00
Maine House District 105
Maine Senate District 4
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 19.4
Area sq. mi. (land) 19.4
Population/sq.mi. (land) 23.8
County: Somerset

Total=land+water; Land=land only

(All photos dated 2003)

[CAME-brij] a town in Somerset County, incorporated on February 8, 1834 on land set off from the town of Ripley. The town added land from Wellington in 1885 to form the current boundaries.

Sebasticook River

Sebasticook River

Named for Cambridge, England, the town is divided from neighboring Ripley by Main Stream, a tributary of the Sebasticook River. In the photo, Cambridge is on the left; Ripley, on the right.

Settled in 1804 when it was still part of the unorganized township T5 R5 NWP, the village was severely damaged by fire in 1825. Several stores and mills followed as it recovered.

Cambridge Village

Cambridge Village

Grange Hall

Grange Hall in the Village

This small community is served by Maine Routes 150 and 152 and surrounds the eastern end of Cambridge Pond.

Along the Pond Near the Village

Along the Pond Near the Village

Along the Pond Near the Village

Along the Pond Near the Village

1956 Vintage School, now the Town Office

1956 Vintage School, now the Town Office

Veterans Memorial in the Village

Veterans Memorial in Village

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

Additional resources

Fish, John L. Cambridge Maine History. 1927 May 21. (Cataloger Note: Newspaper article from the Lewiston Evening Journal.)

Ring, Jason H. Diary, 1873. Jan 1-Dec. 24. (Cataloger Note: Jason H. Ring was born Oct. 19, 1854 and lived in Cambridge, Maine. He taught school. A diary of a teacher in Cambridge, Maine. Included in the diary is practical advice for teachers.

Spizuoco, Frank E. Around Ripley. Charleston, SC Arcadia. c2003.

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