|Maine House||District 114|
|Maine Senate||District 17|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 29.3|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 28.7|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
Maine’s Republican Party was founded here on August 7, 1854 by a coalition of anti-slavery Democrats, other Democrats, and Whigs.
In 1886 the Gazetteer of Maine described the town enthusiastically as follows:
Strong village is nestled down among the hills just north of the bend in Sandy River, which is here crossed by an iron suspension bridge. The village contains several fine residences, and is one of the prettiest in the county. . . .
At Strong village are a machine shop, boot and shoe factory, and that of the Sandy River Cheese Company, a manufactory of clothes-pins, cane seat chair bottoms and excelsior. The village is situated on the Sandy River narrow gauge railroad from Farmington to Phillips.
The main village is located about eleven miles north of Farmington on a big bend in the Sandy River at the junction of Maine Routes 4, 145, 149 and 234.
A Phillips to Farmington canoe trip on the Sandy River passes through Strong.
Brackley, Lewis. Strong, Maine “Incorporated 1801”: An Historical Account of a Sandy River Settlement. Strong, Me. Strong Historical Society. c1992.
Strong, Maine: Bicentennial 1801-2001. c2001. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]
Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p. 530-531.
National Register of Historic Places – Listings
McCleary Farm, South Strong Road
Porter-Bell-Brackley Estate, Lower Main Street