Westbrook, ME 04092
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Westbrook, Maine is a suburb of Portland and was named in honor of Colonel Thomas Westbrook who was responsible for obtaining masts for the Royal Navy. He also commanded soldiers during the Fourth Indian War and had good business smarts. He’s also known for building the first paper mill in Maine.
Westbrook Maine History
Westbrook, Maine was originally known as Saccarappa, named after the Saccarppa Falls on the Penobscot River. The town was part of Falmouth, until February 14, 1814, when it was incorporated as the town of Stroutwater. Saccarappa Falls and Congin Falls provided power for the town’s early mills. The Presumpscot River flows through the center of Westbrook. The two prominent waterfalls are Saccarappa Falls and Congin Falls. The Stroudwater River flows through the southwestern part of the city which also contains part of Highland Lake.
The city of Westbrook, ME is comprised of several neighborhoods or unofficial districts that include Birdland, Cumberland Mills, Deer Hill, Frenchtown, The Hamlet, Pride’s Corner, Old Millbrook, Westbrook Pointe, Woodland, Colonial Village, and Highland Lake.
Today, Westbrook is home to the 2002 Maine State Little League Champions, the 2005 Senior Babe Ruth State Champions, the 2005 12-Year-Old Little League New England Regional Champions, the 2006 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth New England Champions, and the 2008 15 Year Old Babe Ruth World Championship runners-up. The city recreation areas include Bicentennial Park & Skate Park, Riverbank Park, Westbrook River Walk, Cornelia Warren Memorial Trail – along Presumpscot River between Ash St. and Cumberland St., Westbrook River Trail – along Presumpscot River north and east of the Sappi paper mill, Rocky Hill – a network of trails behind Wescott Community Centre, Warren Little League Complex, Lincoln Street skating rink, East Bridge Street skating rink, Stroudwater Street skating rink, East Bridge Street ballfields, Warren League Grounds, Warren Pool – an outdoor public swimming pool (summer only), Davan Pool – indoor pool, open year-round.
Notable Westbrook Maine residents include Rudy Vallee (July 21, 1901 – July 28, 1986) who was one of the first pop idol stars of all time. Rudy Vallee was born in Island Pond, Vermont and grew up in Westbrook.
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Westbrook, ME Population: 2010: 17,494
Westbrook, ME Local Information
Westbrook Police Dispatch: 911
Westbrook Fire Department: 207-856-2761
Town Hall Telephone: 207-854-9105
Westbrook City Hall
2 York Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
Westbrook ME Town Hall Hours Subject to change without notice.
WED: 7:30a-4:00p 4p-6p Motor Vehicle Reg./Tax, Finance Dept. Only THUR-FRI: 7:30a-4:00p
Official Westbrook Maine Website: westbrookmaine.com
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