Introduction to Buxton, Maine
Buxton, Maine, in York county, is 13 miles W of Portland, Maine and 92 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area. Buxton has a population of 7,452.
The permanent settlement in the area occurred in 1750. The land was conducive for farming. It was incorporated in 1772 and was named after Buxton, England by Rev. Paul Coffin.
Buxton and nearby Attractions
- Salmon Falls East Historic District
- Bonny Eagle Park
- Old Town Hall
- Saco Museum
Things To Do In Buxton
Parks such as the Salmon Falls East Historic District, Pleasant Point Park, Carroll Park and Bonny Eagle Park are complete with various recreation facilities. The Saco Museum is another notable place that is also visited by tourists and residents. Old Town Hall is a significant historical site in the town.
Portland International Airport is the nearest airport.
Buxton Higher Education
Buxton’s residents have access to a number of colleges and universities, including Saint Josephs College, the University of New England-University Campus, the University of Southern Maine and Northern Essex Community College.