AUGUSTA – US Chief Supreme Court Justice Melville Weston Fuller was born here in 1833.
BANGOR – The home of author Stephen King is located here at 47 W. Broadway.
u A statue of the mythical lumberjack Paul Bunyan, stands here next to Main Street. It is 31 feet tall, weighs 3,700 pounds, and is reported to be the largest Paul Bunyan statue in the world.
u Buried here in the Mount Hope Cemetery are:
– Alfred James Brady, Indiana gangster and a Public Enemy Number #1. He and a member of his gang, Clarence Lee Shaffer, Jr., were killed here in Bangor during a sporting goods store robbery in 1937 by the FBI. Brady was buried in an unmarked grave in Public Grounds Lot 2119 when his body went unclaimed.
– Hannibal Hamlin, former US Vice President. He is in Corporation Grounds, Riverlawn Section.
BAR HARBOR – Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller former US Vice President was born here in 1908.
BIDDEFORD – Charles Manson gang member Linda Drouin Kasabian was born here in 1949. She was present when the Manson gang murdered actress Sharon Tate in Beverly Hills, California in 1969.
BRUNSWICK – Harriet Beecher Stowe was living here at 75 Federal Street when she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1851.
u Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived here at 27 Federal Street when he was a professor at Bowdoin College.
u Publisher George P. Putnam was born here in 1814. He founded Putnam Publishing and was a nephew of Israel Putnam.
BUCKSPORT – The grave of Colonel Jonathon Buck here in the Bucksport Cemetery has a stain on it the shape of a foot and leg that never goes away. Legend has it that. Colonel Buck once had an affair with a young native woman and when she became pregnant he burned her to death. The mother of the woman, who was believed to be a witch, cursed Colonel Buck and his family saying that they will never be rid of the girl. In addition to the stain on the tomb, every second generation of his family has at least one child with strong native features.
u Actor Dustin Farnum is buried here in the Silver Lake Cemetery.
BUXTON – Author Kate Douglas Wiggen is buried here in Tory Hill Cemetery. Her grave is on Kate Douglas Wiggen Avenue, about sixty feet in on the left. She was the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
CAPE ELIZABETH – Movie director John Ford (John Feeney) was born here on a farm (1894) and grew up here. There is a bigger-than-life statue of Ford at the intersection of Gorham's Corner.
CONWAY – Department store founder Marshall Field was born here in 1834.
EAST ORELAND – Poet Walter Van Tilburg Clark was born here in 1909.
ELLSWORTH – Publisher John Hay Whitney was born here in 1904.
FARMINGTON – Born here in Farmington were 0pera singer Lillian Nordica in 1857, and Chester Greenwood in 1858. A grammar school dropout, Greenwood invented earmuffs at the age of 15 (1873). While testing a new pair of ice skates, he grew frustrated at trying to protect his ears from the bitter cold. After wrapping his head in a scarf, which was too bulky and itchy, he made two ear-shaped loops from wire and asked his grandmother to sew fur on them. He died in 1937, and is buried here in the Fairview Cemetery.
GARDINER – Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson grew up here. His old family home is at 57 Lincoln Ave. at the corner of Danforth.
GORHAM – Wallace J. Murray died here in 1978. It was Murray who once made a "silk purse out of a sow's ear.“ An M. I. T. graduate, he said he made the purse to demonstrate American scientific abilities. His purse is on permanent display at the Simithonian Institute in Washington, D. C.
HAMILTON BEACH – Actor Dustin Farnum was born here in 1874.
HAMPDEN – Civil rights reformer Dorthea Dix was born here in 1802.
HEAD TIDE – Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson was born here in 1869.
HOWLAND – Inventor Percy Lebaron Spencer was born here in 1894. He invented the microwave.
KENNEBUNK – Author Kenneth Lewis Roberts was born here in 1885.
KENNEBUNKPORT – Former president George Bush has a home here.
KINGFIELD – Twins Francis & Freelan Stanley were born here in 1847. They invented the Stanley Steamer auto and the airbrush.
LEWISTON – Born here in Lewiston were: artist Marsden Hartley in 1877, and actor Patrick Dempsey in 1966.
u There were large Sudan, Iraq, and Somalia immigrant communities here in 2003.
LOWELL – Famed toy inventor Milton Bradley moved here in 1847 when he was 11 years old.
MERCER – Publisher Frank Munsey was born here in 1854.
ORRINGTON – Stockbroker Edward Pierce is buried here in Dean Hill Cemetery. He was the Pierce of the Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Beane stockbrokers.
POLAND – The Poland Spring Inn here is reportedly haunted by the first owner, Hiram Ricker, founder of the Poland Spring water company. Several employees have seen the ghost of Hiram wandering the Inn. Some workers report hearing the voice of Hiram coming from vacant rooms, and his footsteps can be heard in the early hours of the morning in the empty lobby.
PORTLAND – Traitor Mildred Gillars Sisk was born here in 1900. Known as Axis Sally, she was a radio propagandist for the Nazi government during World War II. She served ten years for treason in a West Virginia prison until her parole in 1960, when she moved to Ohio and taught music in a convent.
u Also born here in Portland were: poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1807, publisher Cyrus Curtis in 1819 (He founded Curtis Publishing and the Saturday Evening Post), composer John Knowles Paine in 1839, poet Nathaniel Parker Willis in 1867, actress Linda Lavin in 1937, writer Stephen King in 1947, actor Judd Nelson in 1959, and actress Liv Tyler in 1977.
u The former home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is located at 489 Congress Street.
u Director John Ford (John Feeney) grew up here on Monjoy Hill. He was once an usher at the Dreamland theater on Congress Street. A statue of Ford was erected in 1998, at an area here known as Gorham's Corner.
u There was a large Somali immigrant community here in 2003.
u Buried here in Evergreen Cemetery are:
– John Bacon Curtis. He made the first chewing gum out of sap from spruce trees in 1848,
– Charles William Goddard, playwright. He is best known for the motion picture serial The Perils of Pauline.
ROCKLAND – Born here in Rockland were: poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in 1892, and composer Walter Piston in 1894.
SAGAMORE – Meat packer Gustave Swift was born here in 1839.
SANGERVILLE – Inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim was born here in 1840. He invented the Maxim machine gun and the Maxim silencer.
SKOWHEGAN – Politician Margaret Chase Smith was born here in 1897.
u Author Harriet Nash is buried here in the Southside Cemetery. She wrote the book Polly's Secret.
SOUTH BERWICK – Author Sarah Orne Jewett was born here in 1675.
WALTHAM – Attorney F. Lee Bailey was born here in 1933.
WATERFORD – Humorist Charles Browne was born here in 1834.
WATERVILLE – Born here in Waterville were: mathematician Marston Morse in 1892, and politician George Mitchell in 1933,
WILLIMANTIC – Opera singer Eileen Farrell was born here in 1920 and is buried here in the Castine Cemetery.
WESTBROOK – Singer Rudy Vallee grew up here. He is buried here in the St. Hyancinth's Church Cemetery on Stroudwater St. He is in the second row in from Stroudwater Street.
WISCASSET – David Robinson made the first ice cream in America here in 1825. It was served to General Lafayette.
YARMOUTH – DeLorme Map’s “Eartha,” is a 3-dimensional scale model of earth with mountains and landforms in full 3D, that rotates and revolves, simulating the earth’s real movements. Eartha was given the title of "World's Largest Revolving/Rotating Globe" by the editors of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999. It measures 41.5 ft in diameter, is three stories tall, and weighs 6,000 pounds. It took two years to build and represents earth as it is seen from space.