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West Paris

Location Map for West Paris

Location Map for West Paris

Year Population
1970 1,171
1980 1,390
1990 1,514
2000 1,722
2010 1,812
West Paris Population Chart 1960-2010

Population Trend 1960-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 44:19:31
W. Latitude 70:31:30
Maine House District 71
Maine Senate District 18
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 24.4
Area sq. mi. (land) 24.3
Population/sq.mi. (land) 74.6
County: Oxford

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[PAHR-iss] is a town in Oxford County, settled in 1779 and incorporated in September, 1957. The community, north and west of Paris via Route 26, though small, has experienced consistent population growth over the past thirty years.

"Downtown" in West Paris (2003)

“Downtown” in West Paris (2003)

Mann Memorial Library (2003)

Mann Memorial Library (2003)

North Paris village is in the north eastern portion of the town on Route 219, near the 96-acre Moose Pond. The shallow (10 feet) pond is friendly to warmwater fish, including largemouth bass, yellow perch and chain pickerel. A state sponsored boat launch is located near the outlet dam.

Snow Falls Park (2003)

Snow Falls Park (2003)

Snow Falls, a 40 foot waterfall, drops into a gorge created by the Little Androscoggin River about two mile south of West Paris village. The River is an outlet of Bryant Pond in adjoining Woodstock.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board-Manager.

Additional resources

Barnes, Diane. The Oxford Hills: Greenwood, Norway, Oxford, Paris, West Paris and Woodstock. Dover, N.H. Arcadia Publishing. c1995.

The Oxford Inventory: A Guide to Local Research in the Oxford Hills. Norway, Me. 1997. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Maine State Library]

National Register of Historic Places – Listings

Mann, Arthur L., Memorial Library, Main Street West Paris

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