Introduction to Topsham, Maine
Topsham was previously known as Sawacook and was inhabited by the Pejepscot Abenaki Indians. The population of the tribe declined during from 1615 to 1616 due to a plague brought in by the Europeans. It was named after Topsham in Devon, England. The Massachusetts General Court incorporated it as a town in 1764. Pejepscot Falls provided the water power that was required for the operation of mills, industries and various factories.
Topsham and nearby Attractions
- Topsham Fairgrounds
- Topsham Historic District
- Maine Maritime Museum
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House
- Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Things To Do In Topsham
The Topsham Fairgrounds, Topsham Historic District and the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park are popular local recreational spots. A notable historic site that can be visited is the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The Maine Maritime Museum is a must visit for all tourists. The city hosts the Topsham Fair every year in the month of August.
Portland International Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Topsham Higher Education
There are several higher education institutes that can be attended from Topsham, including the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New England-University Campus.