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Welcome to Fryeburg Village

Below is a listing of members of the Fryeburg Business Association

B&C Collision Center        Bea’s Marketplace        Bennett Transportation        Bergquist Property Management
Brad Littlefield Builders   CM Nichols Landscaping         Curt’s Care Care        Curve’s     Dippity Dog Grooming

Clyde Watson, Inc           Community Concepts Finance Corp            D&D Oil and Kerosene         D’s Family Pizzeria           Dippity Dog Grooming     DK Chaffee Company  Downeast Bicycle Specialists   Edgee of Maine Frame and Gallery             Electric Extras    Express Applications.com        Fiddlehead Outdoors     Field Electric       Froagies Ice Cream
Fryeburg Glass  Fryeburg Health Care Center   Fryeburg Historical Society     Fryeburg Motors             

Fryeburg Subway      Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital      Fryeburg Water Company
Greater Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce              Harmac Rebar and Steel    Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
Henry C. Painting Contractor 
Heritage Law PLC     J.A.B. Properties        JMK Auto Repair        Kackley Carpentry
Kelly Karuzi’s Band    
Krack Media         L.E. Autobody      Law Office of Shelley P. Carter. PA    Leavitt’'s Contracting     
Main Street Bed and Breakfast               Maineway Services         N. Scott Ferguson, OD            Norway Savings Bank
Odd Jobs         Osgood’s Outdoor Power & Auto      Papa’s Floral       Physician Engineered Products     Quinn’s Jockey Cap Country Store     Rejuvenation Wellness Center      Riverstone’s Bakery   Spice and Grain     Stteph’s Barber Shop      Swaney Light Associates      TA Accounting   The Good Beer Store  The Maine Real Estate Network
The Pizza Shed     The Write Stuff        Thompson Property Management          Trumbull’s Hardware
Two Black Dogs Country Pub           West Coast Maine        Western Maine Timberlands Inc.       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.

WELCOME

We welcome you to visit Fryeburg and enjoy the many amenities it has to offer. The town maintains eleven Public Parks - Graustein Park on Fairview Drive, Bradley Park on Main Street, Admiral Peary Park on Main Street, Meridian Stone on Main Street, Weston's Beach on River Road, Canal Bridge on Route 5, Joseph Frye Homestead on Route 5, Stark's Hill Rest Area on Main Street, Brownfield Bog Access Facility on Routes 5 and 302, Skillings-Newman Memorial Park on Old Mill Road, Eastman Grove on Portland Street, and the Town Forest and Nature Area on Route 5. These park offer a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities to residents and visitors.

Experience a true
Bed and Breakfast
at the Admiral Peary Inn

Come and see one of
New England's main attrations,
The Fryeburg Fair

See a show, play
or film at the state of the art
Leura Hill Eastman
Preforming Arts Center

Enjoy fine dining at
the Oxford House

Ride the snow terrain with
Northeast Snowmobiling
&ATV Rentals

Stay in a newly
renovated room at
Hardy Farms