For more information about voting districts and elected officials related to Falmouth please visit the voter lookup service provided by the Secretary of State. When the Massachusetts Bay Colony took political control of Maine in 1658 from the heirs of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, they renamed the area Falmouth after an important Parliamentary victory in the English Civil War. The funds covered many expenses including: County: Cumberland. Bruce J. Borque, Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002), 16; Emerson W. Baker, “Finding the Almouchiquois: Native American Families, Territories, and Land Sales in Southern Maine,” Ethnohistory 51, no. It was dedicated on September 17, 2011. In 1658 the Massachusetts Bay Colony took control of Maine… Like many urban areas in the United States during the mid-twentieth century, the automobile, cheaper residential taxes, and the desire for open space channeled an urban exodus away from cities like Portland into neighboring towns such as Falmouth. A 1701 meeting between the Wabanaki leaders and Massachusetts officials cemented an alliance between the two. 3 (1992): 211–20. [9], The extension of trolley service from Portland to the Falmouth Foreside in 1898 catapulted the town into the modern era. An Indian raid in 1745 and the murder of Job Burnal in 1751 represented the risks colonists undertook to live in the area. See Schedule of Requirements on page 3. They are helping out today picking up trash in Falmouth as part of the 2020 Falmouth Neighborhood Clean-up week. Welcome. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. [citation needed] Falmouth was named the "Top City to Live and Learn" by Forbes in 2011. Please see our most recent update regarding Town services during the COVID-19 pandemic at: ... 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 (207) 781-5253 On Oct. 29, the town of Falmouth placed a survey online. Massachusetts probably chose the name “Falmouth” to celebrate their conquest of Maine, symbolically mirroring the victory of Parliamentary forces over Royalists at Falmouth, England in 1646. The racial makeup of the town was 95.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. The present Town of Falmouth would be known as “New Casco” until Portland separated in 1786. Falmouth Foreside is a census-designated place (CDP) within the town of Falmouth in Cumberland County, Maine, in the United States. If you work at Falmouth Fire Department & have the authority to update fire dept info, APPLY TO EDIT this profile. Official Facebook page for the Town of Falmouth, Maine. Town Council Follow this and additional works at:http 422 were here. The majority of the first permanent European inhabitants to the town came after 1740, quickly growing to "62 families" and forming their own parish in 1753 (currently the Falmouth Congregational Church). Benjamin Thompson has been appointed director of the Cumberland County Regional Assessing Program has taken the oath of office as the official Assessor for Falmouth. For all your administrative procedures, you can go to the Falmouth City Hall at the address and schedules indicated on this page or contact the City Hall’s Customer Service by phone or by email depending on your preference or on the service's availability. Joined soon by the Central Fire Company in 1922, the Pleasant Hill Fire Company in 1923 and lastly the West Falmouth Fire Company in 1925, our members have provided continuous service to the Town for over 100 years. To promote its line, the Portland and Yarmouth Electric Railway Company opened Underwood Spring Park north of Town Landing in 1899. Military personnel who moved to the town while Casco Bay was base Sail for America’s destroyer fleet from 1941 to 1944 bolstered much of this growth. By 1859, fishing and farming were principal trades. Casco Bay represented the northernmost point of English settlement on the east coast until 1713. A combination of warfare and disease decimated Native peoples in the years before English colonization, creating a shatter zone of devastation and political instability in what would become southern Maine. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 1,511. Maine Town Documents Maine Government Documents 2018 Town of Falmouth Maine Ordinances Falmouth, Me. You can contact the Town of Falmouth Assessor for: Your property tax bill; Paying your property tax Colloquially known as "Falmouth in Casco Bay" to distinguish it from Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, it was the 7th town in the recently formed Province of Maine, later being formally incorporated on November 12, 1718. A particularly notorious epidemic between 1614 and 1620 ravaged the population of coastal New England with mortality rates at upwards of 90 percent. Town of Falmouth is a locality in Cumberland County, Maine.While many other municipalities assess property taxes on a county basis, Town of Falmouth has its own tax assessor's office. Trolleys cemented Falmouth’s economic connection to Portland and transformed the Foreside neighborhood into a relaxation spot for nearby city dwellers. 1 (Winter 2004): 73-100; Christopher Levett, A Voyage into New England: Begun in 1623, and Ended in 1624 (London: 1628); David L. Ghere, "The 'Disappearance of the Abenaki in Western Maine: Political Organization and Ethnocentric Assumptions," American Indian Quarterly 17, no. The population of Falmouth would hover between 1,000 and 2,000 residents for the next two centuries. There were 4,751 housing units at an average density of 161.7 per square mile (62.4/km2). Falmouth is famous for its many beaches-with over 95 miles of shoreline, plenty of warm weather and lots of summer sun. School Dist/Dept: Falmouth School Department . For more information on the historical town of the same name, see, Falmouth Proper: “Falmouthtown”, “Newfalmouth”; Falmouth Foreside: “Fal-Fore”, “the Fore”, “Foreside”, “Old Falmouth”. The population was 1,855 at the 2010 census. Other industries included three shipbuilders, three brickmakers, a sawmill, gristmill and tannery. Its runway (unpaved) headings are 18 and 36. Town Hall Re-Opens to the Public - October 13, 2020 Town Hall is open to the public for in person visits. Falmouth Middle School incorporated grades 5-8 and Falmouth High School contained grades 9-12. [16], The privately owned, unattended Eric's Field airstrip is located between Winn Road and Longwoods Road, just south of Falmouth Country Club. Emerson W. Baker, “Formerly Machegonne, Dartmouth, York, Stogummor, Casco, and Falmouth: Portland as a Contested Frontier in the Seventeenth Century,” in Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England, ed. 2 (Spring 1993): 193–207. The Burning of Falmouth (October 18, 1775) was an attack by a fleet of Royal Navy vessels on the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts (site of the modern city of Portland, Maine, and not to be confused with the modern towns of Falmouth, Massachusetts or Falmouth, Maine). Address: 271 Falmouth Road Falmouth, ME 04105 Map It. FALMOUTH, Maine — The Town of Falmouth has received $30,253.19 in reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for COVID-19 expenses between the start of the pandemic and October 1. To limit potential spread of the Coronavirus, we do ask all individuals seeking to transact business with the Town to consider whether you indeed need to physically enter Town Hall as most business can be conducted by telephone, mail, drop box, email or online. Im Jahr 2010 lebten dort 11.185 Einwohner in 4751 Haushalten auf einer Fläche von 94,1 km². Although the town was known as New Casco, it was during this early period that the name Falmouth first became associated with the area. Take in views of Casco Bay from Mackworth Island. Portland’s Yankee elites relocated the Portland Yacht Club and Portland Country Club to Falmouth in 1885 and 1913 respectively, where they have remained ever since. About 1.8% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. People’s growing preference for the automobile spelled the end for trolleys, which ended service in 1933. This demand consequently led developers to construct two additional country clubs in 1986 and 1988. The new elementary school contains grades K-5, replacing both Lunt School and Plummer-Motz. At this time the Town is still requiring the use of yellow Town of Falmouth trash bags. Until June 2011, the town had a K-12 school system that included four individual school buildings. The population was 11,185 at the 2010 census. Attractions in Falmouth include the local harbor and town landing, indoor and outdoor ice skating facilities, specialty shops, high end boutiques, and an array of fine restaurants. [5], One of the earliest structures in the town of Falmouth was a palisaded fort and trading post named Fort Casco built in 1698 at the conclusion of King William's War. Whether it's purchasing a beach sticker, registering for swimming lessons or finding a place to relax, visit the Beach Department for your summer fun. Numerous wars between 1675-1763 among the English, French, and Native Americans rarely left Falmouth unscathed from the violence. Mills on the Presumpscot River, Piscataqua River in West Falmouth, and Mussel Cove powered sawmills, processed agricultural products, and manufactured finished goods by the 1800s. 401 were here. While shark attacks in Maine waters are extremely rare, the Town of Falmouth encourages boaters and swimmers to exercise increased awareness while in or on the water in Casco Bay. Logistics were the reason these separations. Welcome to The Falmouth Historical Society. [2] Preservation has been our mission since we were founded in 1966. Fax: N/A Join the Town of Falmouth September 19-26 for Neighborhood Clean-up Week! 7. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.34 square miles (94.12 km2), of which, 29.38 square miles (76.09 km2) of it is land and 6.96 square miles (18.03 km2) is water. This... Because of the pandemic, additional staffing is required at the Transfer Station to meet health and safety protocols. 2. 422 were here. The Town Treasurer maintains accounts and investments, borrowing and funding. The purpose was to allow Falmouth residents a chance to voice their opinion as to what direction our town … Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population. Fire destroyed Underwood Spring Park in 1907 and was not rebuilt. [1] It is part of the Portland – South Portland – Biddeford , Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area . Town of Falmouth, Maine - Assessor's Office The Town of Falmouth Assessor is responsible for appraising real estate and assessing a property tax on properties located in Town of Falmouth, Maine. For additional information about our Assessing Department, please click here for their website.. A copy of our PDF tax maps can be found on our Assessing website as well. Joseph A. Conforti (Lebanon, NH, 2005), 1–19; "Memorial of Propositions made with the Eastern Indians," Documentary History of the State of Maine (1907), 10:87–95. Town Council Follow this and additional works at:http [10], In 1943, Percival Proctor Baxter donated Mackworth Island to the state as a wildlife refuge; today it is site of the state school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Males had a median income of $54,545 versus $35,258 for females. Its area, population and other key information are listed below. Edwin B. Robertson, Remember the Portland Maine Trolleys (1982). A pair of stone cairns were then erected to symbolize the new partnership. Its FAA identifier is 78ME, and it was activated in 2009. English explorer Christopher Levett met with the Aucocisco Sagamore Skittery Gusset at his summer village at the Presumpscot Falls in 1623. The English twice abandoned Casco Bay altogether under pressure from French and Indian attacks in 1676 and 1690. 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FALMOUTH, Maine — The Town of Falmouth has received $30,253.19 in reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for COVID-19 expenses between the start of the pandemic and October 1. 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Falmouth’s location on the ocean, along with its respected public school system, has made it one of the more attractive communities in Greater Portland. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. The first survey in Falmouth’s Vision & Values Project is now open. Features Superintendent message, district calendar, staff, employment opportunities, reunions, planning, and links to schools. The nature of such enclosed neighborhoods and other high-scale subdivisions like it has only recently turned the town into one of the most affluent in Maine.[12]. Join us for yoga, youth basketball, baseball, Teen Extreme, the Summer Adventure program & more! [8], In 1765 Cape Elizabeth (then including South Portland) seceded from Falmouth. Features Superintendent message, district calendar, staff, employment opportunities, reunions, planning, and links to schools. The University of Maine DigitalCommons@UMaine Maine Town Documents Maine Government Documents 2009 Town of Falmouth, Maine Annual Report 2008 Falmouth (Me.). The arrival of foreign pathogens only served to compound the upheaval in the region. Due to COVID-related staff shortages, Falmouth Town Hall will be closed to the public through Friday, December 25. The Portland–Lewiston Interurban also ran up today’s Route 100 in West Falmouth. [1] It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area. This northern suburb of Portland borders Casco Bay and offers one of the largest anchorages in Maine. [15] Serving over 2,000 students, the Falmouth School Department offers a challenging and diverse education with emphasis on literacy, mathematics, science, social sciences, critical thinking, citizenship, and problem solving. Official Facebook page for the Town of Falmouth, Maine. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05. Follow this and additional works at:https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/towndocs This Map is brought to you for free and open access by DigitalCommons@UMaine. Town Council Follow this and additional works at:http The first European resident was Arthur Mackworth, who lived on the east bank of the Presumpscot River as early as 1630. [19], Coordinates: 43°43′46″N 70°14′31″W / 43.72944°N 70.24194°W / 43.72944; -70.24194, This article is about the modern town. Our members volunteer their time to promote interest in the history of Falmouth, Maine, through our collections and outreach to the community. Tel: (207) 781-5253. In the span of fifty years the town’s population has skyrocketed from five thousand to over ten thousand residents today. Falmouth Town t rash bags are available and in stock at local stores as usual. The mission of the Personnel Department is to provide the leadership, direction, and support needed to attract, retain, and develop talent individuals in order to align ourselves with the ever-changing needs of the Town of Falmouth. The location of the fort can be found today opposite Pine Grove Cemetery on Route 88. The Falmouth School Department is considered well above average by Maine state standards. ). The median age in the town was 45.3 years. Falmouth Foreside is a census-designated place (CDP) within the town of Falmouth in Cumberland County, Maine, in the United States. Residents are invited to volunteer to clean up litter in neighborhoods and public areas throughout town. Order food online at Town Landing Market, Falmouth with Tripadvisor: See 36 unbiased reviews of Town Landing Market, ranked #6 on Tripadvisor among 30 restaurants in Falmouth. This program is designed to ensure quality, professional assessing services to the town at a reduced cost. Falmouth Middle School now contains grades 6-8. 422 were here. 1. Warfare soon broke out among groups such as the Mi'kmaq and Penobscot who sought to subjugate their neighbors by monopolizing access to European goods. Falmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Official Facebook page for the Town of Falmouth, Maine. The park’s attractions included a casino, hotel, and outdoor theater. Table of Contents; Town Charter and Code of Ordinances; Part I Council-Manager Charter of Town of Falmouth, Maine; Part II Code of Ordinances Falmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Follow this and additional works at:https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/towndocs This Plan is brought to you Today’s town was known as New Casco, and was only a neighborhood within the larger collection of communities around Casco Bay centered in what is downtown Portland. [7], New Casco could not be safely settled by the English until the fall of Quebec in 1759 permanently removed the threat of French and Indian attack. Falmouth, Maine, just north of Portland is a relaxed town with plenty of nature to explore. Falmouth is a census-designated place (CDP) within the town of Falmouth in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The First Annual Falmouth Event - SHOP FALMOUTH Falmouth's First "Shop Falmouth Weekend" is planned for December 7, 8and 9 beginning with a "Drop and Shop" for children with games andpizza at the Motz School, Mason Gym sponsored by the Falmouth… And it still is. [11], Following the advent of the automobile, Falmouth began transforming from a rural agricultural community into a residential suburb of Portland. Lunt School included grades K-2 followed by Plummer-Motz which contained grades 3-4. The arrival of the Massachusetts ship Province Galley relieved the fort by dispersing the Wabanaki and the some 500 French with its guns. People also complained about the distance between outer areas and the center of the town in present-day Portland. The population was 11,185 at the 2010 census. 2020.12.18--Falmouth Focus, Volume 2, Issue 27 » Town Hall Closed to the Public Until December 28 » Due to COVID-related staff shortages, Falmouth Town Hall will be … 401 were here. Other responsibilities of the Town Treasurer include: Cash Disbursements Cash Receipts Payroll Processing Tailings (Uncashed Checks) Tax Title His efforts were unsuccessful, as the fort was besieged only two months later by Abenaki Sagamores Moxus, Wanungonet, Assacombuit and their French Allies during the Northeast Coast Campaign. The population density was 380.7 inhabitants per square mile (147.0/km2). Town of Falmouth, Maine - Assessor's Office. If the lot meets the Schedule of Requirements in Section 240-67 (per Town of Falmouth Code) it is conforming. Massachusetts built the fort at the behest of local Abenaki desiring a convenient place to trade and repair tools and weapons. When the resettlement of present-day Portland began in 1716, the Province of Massachusetts ordered that the fort at New Casco be demolished rather than maintain it. And it still is. A new building, Falmouth Elementary School, opened in the fall of 2011. [6], Unfortunately this peace would last less than three years, with the inauguration of Queen Anne's War in 1702. The University of Maine DigitalCommons@UMaine Maine Town Documents Maine Government Documents 2012 Town of Falmouth, Maine Annual Report 2011 Falmouth (Me.). Official Facebook page for the Town of Falmouth, Maine. As of the 2010 census , the CDP population was 1,511. W. M. Willis, Journals of the Rev. ; Baker, “Formerly Machegonne," 1–19. The population was 11,185 at the 2010 census. Falmouth Fire-EMS has been proudly serving the Town of Falmouth since the Foreside Fire Company responded to its first fire call in 1913. In 1786, Portland broke away, followed in 1814 by Westbrook, although boundaries between it and Falmouth were readjusted throughout the nineteenth century. In 1886, the town also produced boots, shoes, tinware and carriage stock. It has been accepted for inclusion in Maine Town Documents by The University of Maine DigitalCommons@UMaine Maine Town Documents Maine Government Documents 2011 Town of Falmouth, Maine Annual Report 2010 Falmouth (Me.). The current information reflects the April 1, 2018 assessment. Best Dining in Falmouth, Maine: See 1,349 Tripadvisor traveler reviews of 32 Falmouth restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more. for Town Green, Lunt Road. It borders the towns of Cumberland to the northeast, Westbrook and Portland to the southwest, and Windham to the northwest. Native peoples were not totally destroyed however, maintaining a presence in the Casco Bay area until King George's War in the 1740s. Welcome to the Town of Falmouth, Personnel Department website. French military defeat and increasing English settler migration to the area from primarily southern New England impelled most Native Americans to assimilate into European society, migrate toward the protection of New France or further up the coast where they remain today.[4]. Adjourn Town of Falmouth, Maine 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105 207.781.5253 www.falmouthme.org INCORPORATED : Author kharris Created Date … This northern suburb of Portland borders Casco Bay and offers one of the largest anchorages in Maine. The University of Maine DigitalCommons@UMaine Maine History Documents Special Collections 2019 History of Falmouth Maine Town of Falmouth Follow this and additional works at:https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu 422 were here. Living so far away from Portland was dangerous: only one family lived in the town in 1725. [1] Located beside Casco Bay, the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean, Falmouth is drained by the Presumpscot River. John G. Reid, “Notes and Comments: Unorthodox Warfare in the Northeast, 1703,” Canadian Historical Review 74, no. You can contact the Town of Falmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Falmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. On Oct. 29, the town of Falmouth placed a survey online. Ages 1-100 The Town of Falmouth provides recreational opportunities all year long at the Gus Canty Recreational Center. West Falmouth Manufacturing Company, 1880. Falmouth Comprehensive Plan 2000 Page 5 Four Decades of Growth and Change In the past four decades Fal-mouth has been transformed from a small rural town to a bustling suburb next to Maine’s largest city. The town is home to three private golf clubs and the Portland Yacht Club. 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