Lovell, Maine

related topics
{household, population, female}
{land, century, early}
{town, population, incorporate}
{water, park, boat}
{line, north, south}

Lovell is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 974 at the 2000 census. Lovell is the site of Kezar Lake, a resort area.

Contents

History

In 1774, the Massachusetts General Court granted New Suncook Plantation to the officers and soldiers (or their heirs) who fought on May 8, 1725 during Dummer's War against the Sokokis Abenaki Indians at Pequawket (now Fryeburg). First settled in 1777, the community had 85 inhabitants by 1790. New Suncook Plantation would be incorporated as a town on November 15, 1800, renamed after Captain John Lovewell, the fallen expedition leader. [1]

The Kezar River provided water power for industry. In the 19th century, mills produced spools, long lumber, shooks, axe handles, ox goads, carriages, sleighs, harness, cabinet work and coffins, and boots and shoes. Good soil helped farms prosper. Following the Civil War, the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad connected to Fryeburg, and tourists discovered the beauty of Kezar Lake. Inns and hotels opened, and the town remains a summer resort. [2]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.9 square miles (124.0 km²), of which, 43.2 square miles (111.8 km²) of it is land and 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²) of it (9.82%) is water. Lovell is drained by the Kezar River, a tributary of the Saco River. Kezar Lake is a significant lake within the town.

Lovell is crossed by State Route 5. It borders the towns of Stoneham to the north, Waterford to the east, Sweden to the southeast, Fryeburg to the southwest, and Stow to the west.

Full article ▸

related documents
Ninety Six, South Carolina
Chesterfield, Massachusetts
Fairmont, North Carolina
Concord, Massachusetts
Fonda, New York
Tumacacori-Carmen, Arizona
Hiram, Maine
Cottonport, Louisiana
Port Royal, Virginia
Madbury, New Hampshire
Accident, Maryland
Freedom, Maine
Romulus, New York
Dixmont, Maine
Denmark, Maine
Belgrade, Maine
Lake Providence, Louisiana
Sebago, Maine
Buckfield, Maine
Tubac, Arizona
South Bristol, Maine
Equality, Illinois
Berne, New York
Newry, Maine
Shapleigh, Maine
Batesville, Indiana
Elverson, Pennsylvania
Hebron, Maine
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
Triana, Alabama