Towns – Brownfield

Brownfield, Maine 04010 & 04286

Brownfield, ME Lodging, Real Estate, Travel, & Visitor Information

Nestled between the Saco River and the New Hampshire border, Brownfield was first settled in 1765 by Captain Henry Young Brown, who was awarded the land by the Massachusetts General Court. With readily available water power and easy access to the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroads, Brownfield maintained a stong industry of farming, milling and manufacturing. In 1947, a series of uncontrollable forest fires known as the ‘Great Fires of 1947′ raged through 175,000 acres and wiped out 85% of Brownfield, destroying the town’s economy instantaneously. Famous natives of Brownfield include Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the first completely electronic television; politician and businessman Paris Gibson; and Carol Noonan, singer/ songwriter and founder of the Stone Mountain Arts Center. For some great area camping through foliage, check out Woodland Acres. Area points of interest include the Brownfield Historical Society Museum, the now-abandoned Burnt Meadow Mountain Ski Area and the Stone Mountain Arts Center.

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Incorporated: 1765
County: Oxford
Brownfield, ME Population: 2010: 1,251

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 43.938611
Longitude:-70.900556

Brownfield, ME Local Information:
Brownfield Police Dispatch: 911

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