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Acton Maine Real Estate & Community
About Acton Maine 04001
Acton is bounded on the north by Newfield, on the east by Shapleigh, on the south by Lebanon, and on the west by the towns of Wakefield and Milton Mills, NH. It is 85 miles from Boston and 105 miles from Maine's capital, Augusta.
With its abundant timber, fertile farmland, and extensive bodies of water, Acton Maine grew quickly and prospered. Today many local farmers work the same land and live in the same homes as their forefathers.
Each summer, families throughout New England migrate to the numerous lakes that lie within the Shapleigh and Acton area, and motorists enjoy the the area's rolling hills, stone walls, picturesque mountains, and sparkling lake views. Nestled between the rocky Maine coastline and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Shapleigh and Acton are charming, historic towns that capture the spirit of Maine and "The Way Life Should Be."
The quote above is from Author Bio: Debbie Petersen, president of the Acton-Shapleigh Maine Historical Society, has compiled images from the society's archives and the private collections of the towns' residents to bring Shapleigh and Acton together once again between the covers of this book. Petersen is donating all her proceeds to the Acton Shapleigh Historical Society.
Shapleigh is located in York County, Maine. It includes the towns of Ross Corner and Emery Mills. It is bordered by Newfield to the north, Waterboro to the east, Acton to the west, Alfred to the southeast, and Sanford to the south.
First called Hubbardstown, it was settled in 1772 when Simeon Emery erected a sawmill at the foot of Mousam Pond. On March 5, 1785, the town was incorporated as Shapleigh, named for its early proprietor. In 1830, Shapleigh's west half was set off and incorporated as Acton. In 1846, a portion of Shapleigh was annexed by Newfield. Shapleigh annexed an eastern portion of land from Waterboro in 1854.
The town is home to several woodlands, all of which are protected by The Nature Conservancy.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, Shapleigh was home to 2,326 residents. This included 912 households and 673 families. The average family size was 2.90 and the average household size was 2.54.
Shapleigh Real estate and Homes: Shapleigh is comprised of 38.8 square miles of land and 2.4 square miles of water. There are 1,813 homes in Shapleigh and an average of 47 homes (houses / condos) per square mile. 11% of homes in Shapleigh are occupied by renters. Many homes in Shapleigh are used as vacation homes or seasonal homes.
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