Introduction to Yarmouth, Maine
Yarmouth, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 10 miles N of Portland, Maine and 109 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Portland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,360 people lived in Yarmouth.
Formerly, the town was known as Westcustogo. The first saw mill in the town was built in 1674. North Yarmouth was incorporated in 1679 as the eight Maine province. Yarmouth previously occupied the eastern side of North Yarmouth; it was incorporated in 1849 as an independent town. A fort was built when some settlers came here in 1640.
Yarmouth and nearby Attractions
- Yarmouth Historical Society and Museum
- Aquaboggin Water Park
- Bradbury Mountain State Park
- Eagle Island State Historic Site
Things To Do In Yarmouth
Tourists can plan a trip to the Yarmouth Historical Society and Museum while in Yarmouth. The Bradbury Mountain State Park and the Aquaboggin Water Park provide opportunities for recreation. The Eagle Island State Historic Site is also one of the major attractions. In addition, Yarmouth hosts the Clam Festival every year.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Yarmouth Higher Education
Institute offering higher education include the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Maine at Augusta.