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.

To share any Brownfield, Maine information with us, please contact us. Learn more about advertising in MELiving.

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

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 43.938611

Brownfield, ME Local Information:
Brownfield Police Dispatch: 911

Maine lakes and Mountains Region Vacations
Maine Lakes & Mountains Vacation

inns | hotels | resorts | rentals | attractions | dining | real estate

Maine Towns

Dining | Real Estate

Vacation Rentals

Inns | Hotels | Resorts

Products | Attractions

Pet Friendly Lodging | Personals

Maine Weddings | Visit Maine Town Guides

New England Living

VT Towns | NH Towns | CT Towns | MA Towns | RI Towns

Free World Mall

Country Weddings | Travel Destinations