|Maine House||District 105|
|Maine Senate||District 4|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 25.0|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 24.6|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
Settled possibly as early as 1801, the town was named in honor of Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (1782-1839), a graduate of Dartmouth College and a distinguished officer in the War of 1812.
West Ripley village is at the junction of West Ripley Road and Todds Corner Road.
Ripley Pond, once known as Rogers Pond, extends two miles north to south.
Ripley Village is at the southern end. The outlet of the pond, Ripley Stream, was the site of two sawmills and a grist mill in the late 19th century.
This rural small town lies east of Harmony on Maine Route 154, with connections to routes 23 and 152.
Ripley is a half-township, but not in the usual sense of a 3 by 6 mile rectangle.
It and neighboring Cambridge are divided diagonally by the Sebasticook River, once known as Maine Stream, which runs from northeast to southwest.
Blaney, Sandra Wintle. Entering Ripley. 2002. (Dexter, Me. Dexter Print Shop. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Maine State Library; Bangor Public Library]
Lowell, Sylvanus P. Papers, 1868-1907. (Cataloger Note: Sylvanus P. Lowell, born in 1823, was a farmer in Ripley. The collection contains financial records dating from 1868 to 1907 of Sylvanus P. Lowell and his sons. Included are tax bills, notes for money borrowed from various individuals, and bills for selling farm products such as hay, calves, oxen, etc.) [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]
Ripley Sesqui-Centennial, 1816-1966: Program. Ripley, Me. Sesqui-Centennial Program Committee. 1966. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]
Spizuoco, Frank E. Around Ripley. Charleston, SC. Arcadia, c2003. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Maine State Library]
Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1881. pp. 478-479.