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WELCOME TO THE SACO VALLEY VILLAGES IN SOUTH WESTERN MAINE
We invite you to enjoy the many amenities this area has to offer.

FRYEBURG BUSINESS ASSOCIATION,  SERVING THE TOWNS OF
 Chatham, NH  |  Denmark,ME  |  Brownfield, ME  |  Bridgton, ME  |  Stow, ME  |  Stoneham, ME  |  Fryeburg, ME
Our m
ission is to promote and enhance a thriving business climate in the Fryeburg Area.
The belief that businesses working together within the Saco Valley and the State of Maine
toward the betterment of all in the community is a powerful force supporting business growth.
The linked members are also members of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Those linked, are not members of the Fryeburg Business Association.

302 West Smokehouse and Tavern
94.9 WHOM
Admiral Peary Inn
B&C Collision Center
Badger Realty, LLC
Bea’s Marketplace
Bennett Transportation
Bergquist Property Management
Brad Littlefield Builders
Brownscapes Stone Creations
Center Stage Theater

Chalmers Insurance Group
Christian Science Reading Room
CM Nichols Landscaping
Coldwell Banker Wright Realty
Conway Family Dental Care
Curt’s Car Care
Curve’s
Custom Glaze
DaCapo
Dippity Dog Grooming
Clyde Watson, Inc.
Community Concepts Finance Corp.
D&D Oil and Kerosene
D’s Family Pizzeria
Dining at The Oxford House Inn

Dippity Dog Grooming
DK Chaffee Company
Downeast Bicycle Specialists
Edge of Maine Frame and Gallery
Eastern Slope Airport

Electric Extras
Evergreen Valley Inn & Villas
Express Applications.com
Fiddlehead Outdoors
Field Electric
Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg Assembly of God
Fryeburg Fair
Fryeburg Family Dental - Dental Hygiene Services
Fryeburg New Church


Fryeburg Glass
Fryeburg Health Care Center
Fryeburg Historical Society
Fryeburg Motors
Fryeburg Subway

Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital
Fryeburg Water Company
goodegg grants
Greater Lakes Region C of C
Green Thumb Farms

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
Harmac Rebar and Steel

Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
Hastings Malia Law Office

Henry C. Foster Painting
Heritage Law PLC
Hunting

J.A.B. Properties
JMK Auto Repair
Kackley Carpentry
Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty
Kelly Karuzis’ Band
Krack Media
L.E. Autobody
Law Office of Shelley P. Carter.
Leavitt’'s Contracting 
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Art Center   
Life and Earth Massage

Main Street B&B
Maineway Services
Mountain Wanderings
MWV Economic Council
MWV Chamber of Commerce
N. Scott Ferguson, OD
Northeast Snomobile and ATV Rentals

Norway Savings Bank
Odd Jobs
Old Saco Inn


Osgoods Outdoor Power & Auto
Oxford House Inn
Papa’s Floral
Physician Engineered Products
Poland Spring
Quinn’s Jockey Cap
Rainmaker Spring Water
Rejuvenation Wellness Ctr

Riverstone’s Bakery
Rotary Club of Fryeburg
Saco River Recreation Council
Saco Valley Sports Center
Shawnee Peak Ski Area
Spice and Grain
State Farm Insurance

Steph’s Barber Shop
Stone Mountain Art Center
Sunshine Daydream Farm
Swaney Light Associates
TA Accounting
Telling Tails Training Center
The Good Beer Store
Maine Real Estate Network
The Pizza Shed
The Write Stuff
Thompson Property Mgmt
Timberland Home Care, Inc.
Timberstone Adventures
Maine Treehouse Rentals and Disc Golf
Trumbull’s Hardware
West Coast Maine
Town of Bridgton - Planning,
Economic & Community Development
Western Maine Timberlands
Weston's Farm
Woodland Acres Campground and Canoe
Woods Funeral Home


FRYEBURG HISTORY

Fryeburg, Maine was the first town settled in the White Mountain region of either Maine or New Hampshire being settled in 1763 and finally incorporated January 11, 1777. The original wilderness territory of what was then the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, was called Pequawket (Pigwacket). General Joseph Frye, who had gained distinction in the French and Indian War made a journey to examine the territory for present and future advantage and found a lush and rich wilderness that filled his idea of a desirable homestead grant. General Frye prepared his application for a grant of this area for a township based on his military service to the Colonies.

On February 24, 1763 the grant to Joseph Frye, Esq. was confirmed and the primitive beginnings of the town of Fryeburg were born. One of the earliest acts of General Frye was to lay out the township into a series of seven 40 acre lots. He began at the Province town line along the high bank above the intervale (the low, flat open lands along the river) to where the bank, following the course of the river, turns north-west and where the road to Swan's Falls now begins. These parcels have always been defined in Fryeburg's history as the original “Seven Lots”.

In 1766 the subscribers of the new township, up until that time called Pigwacket, were successful in their petition to the Province of Massachusetts Bay to be called Fryeburg, in order to be legally distinguished from other newly settled townships. In 1805 Oxford County was established and Fryeburg became a town within that county.

Today the town of Fryeburg consists of the village or business district, North Fryeburg, Center Fryeburg, West Fryeburg and East Fryeburg. It has much to offer its visitors with canoeing on the Saco River or Lovewell's Pond, swimming, camping, hiking Jockey Cap and various other trails and searching out historic monuments and buildings. It boasts several beautiful town parks, restaurants, churches, and many businesses. Home of the renowned Fryeburg Academy. In 1791, residents from Fryeburg, Brownfield and Conway agreed to support a new school, Fryeburg Academy. The school was incorporated in 1792.

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