Introduction to Rumford, Maine
Rumford was originally known as New Pennacook Plantation. The land was granted to Timothy Walker, Jr. and to the associates of Concord, New Hampshire in 1779. Jonathan Keyes and his son Francis were the first settlers in the area. It was incorporated in 1800 as Rumford. The town was named after Sir Benjamin Thompson, the Count of Rumford.
Rumfordand nearby Attractions
- Rumford Area Historical Museum
- Webb Beach
- Bryant Pond Telephone Museum
- Stony Brook Recreation
- Mount Blue State Park
- Washburn - Norlands Living History Center
Things To Do In Rumford
Rumford offers a number of recreational facilities. One can visit the Rumford Area Historical Museum. Visitors may also plan a trip to the Pennacook Falls. The Mount Blue State Park and Webb Beach are also worth taking a look around.
Air transportation is available from Portland International Airport.
Rumford Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Southern Maine.