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Location Map for Lyman

Location Map for Lyman

Year Population
1970 864
1980 2,509
1990 3,390
2000 3,795
2010 4,344
Lyman Population Chart 1790-2010

Population Trend 1790-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 43:29:59
W. Latitude 70:38:31
Maine House Dis 10,17
Maine Senate District 32
Congress District 1
Area sq. mi. (total) 39.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 38.9
Population/sqmi (land) 111.7
County: York

Total=land+water; Land=land only

Sign: Welcome to Lyman (2003)

[LII-man] is a town in York County, first settled in 1767 and incorporated on March 11, 1778 under the name Coxhall.

The name was changed to Lyman on February 20, 1803.

The title to the town was derived from a deed purchased from the Sagamore Fluellen in 1660.

Gravestone Dated 1820, the Year of Statehood (2003)

Gravestone Dated 1820  (2003)

Though earlier it was also called called Swansfield, it was finally named after Theodore Lyman of York, a successful businessman and Boston merchant who amassed a substantial fortune.

Lyman Town Hall (2014)

Lyman Town Hall (2014) @

Its early settlement is sadly commemorated in a small old cemetery just off Route 111 where the headstone declares the death of a two-year old child in the year Maine became a state.

1847 Alewive Free Baptist Meetinghouse (2014)

1847 Alewive Free Baptist Meetinghouse (2014) @

Taylor Cemetery (2014)

Small Taylor Cemetery near the Meetinghouse (2014)

Goodwins Mills is a village straddling the town lines of Lyman and Dayton.

This village has held that name since 1782 when the first saw and grist mills were located there. Lyman’s United Methodist Church was established in 1840.

On the Goodwins Mills Road (Route 35), a dam and mill pond on Swan Pond Brook retains the structure of an old sawmill, now renovated.

Pond on Swan Pond Brook (2014)

Pond on Swan Pond Brook (2014)

Site of an Old Saw Mill (2014)

Site of an Old Saw Mill (2014) @

Lyman Elementary School (2014)

Lyman Elementary School (’14)

Cousens Memorial School (2014)

Cousens Memorial School (’14)

Large Barn and House (2014)

Large Barn and House (2014)

Dotted with ponds, the area is a rapidly growing rural commuter community served by Maine Route 111 (providing easy access to Sanford and the BiddefordSaco areas) and Route 35.

The images below are in or near Goodwins Mills Village.

Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church (2014)

United Methodist Church (2014)

Community Library in Goodwins  Mills (2014)

Community Library (2014)

Goodwins Mills Village (2014)

Village “Main Street” (2014) @

Form of Government:

Town Meeting-Select Board.

National Register of Historic Places – Listings

Foss, Levi, House, Maine Route 35

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