The Town of Vassalboro
The farms and villages of Vassalboro have seen a broad range of endeavors, agricultural, industrial and academic. Two railroads – the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington and the Maine Central – had stations in Vassalboro, making it possible to ship hay and farm produce to markets as far as Portland and Boston.
In many parts of the Town, water-powered mills ground grain and turned native wood into lumber and a range of items for farms, mills and homes. The latest and largest, in North Vassalboro, produced woolen fabrics.
Oak Grove School was a landmark in secondary education for a century and
a half, and after Waterville’s Coburn Classical Institute burned, it
found a new home in Oak Grove’s imposing Vassalboro buildings. The
campus now serves as the home of the Maine State Police Academy.
If you are interested in helping the Vassalboro Historical Society “celebrate and protect the heritage of our community” please send your name, address, contact phone number and payment to:
Vassalboro Historical Society
P.O. Box 43
East Vassalboro, ME 04935
We have much to offer everyone, whether long-time residents or newcomers to the area – everyone can contribute to the Society’s work. You are all welcome!