Introduction to Kittery, Maine
Kittery, Maine, in York county, is 27 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 53 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portsmouth-Rochester metropolitan area. Kittery has a population of 9,543.
The town of Kittery was originally settled in by European in 1623 and was incorporated in 1647. It is considered to be the oldest incorporated town in Maine. The town was named after the birthplace of Alexander Shapleigh, who came in the town in 1635.
Kittery and nearby Attractions
- Kittery Historical and Naval Museum
- Maine Gate Factory Store Shopping Center
- Church of Christ
- Fort McClary State Park
Things To Do In Kittery
A visit to the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum may prove enjoyable to those interested in learning more about the area’s rich history. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Command Museum is also popular among tourists. Vaughan Woods State Park and Fort McClary State Park are also worth visiting. The local churches include the Church of Christ and the Second Christian Congregational Church.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Kittery Higher Education
The University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, the University of New England-University Campus and Merrimack College are all nearby.