Pittsfield is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. Somerset County is a County located in the US state of Maine. The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The population was 4,214 at the 2000 census. Pittsfield is home to the Maine Central Institute, a private boarding school, and the annual Central Maine Egg Festival. The Maine Central Institute ( MCI) is a private high school founded in 1866, located in Pittsfield Maine, in the United States. A boarding school is a School where some or all pupils not only study but also live during term time with their fellow students and possibly teachers
The area was part of the Kennebec Purchase. First called Plymouth Gore, it was settled in 1795 by Moses Martin and his family from Norridgewock. Norridgewock is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. In 1815, the town was organized as the Plantation of Sebasticook, but then incorporated on June 19, 1819 as Warsaw after Warsaw, Poland. Events 1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Year 1819 ( MDCCCXIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar in the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Warsaw (Warszawa; also known by other names) is the Capital and Largest city of Poland. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland In 1824, the name was changed to Pittsfield after William Pitts of Boston, a large landowner.
Pittsfield was noted for fine orchards, and became an agricultural trade center. An orchard is an intentional planting of Trees or Shrubs maintained for Food production. Water power from the Sebasticook River attracted industry, and a gristmill and sawmill were built at the falls. Hydropower, hydraulic power or water power is power that is derived from the Force or Energy of moving water which may The Sebasticook River is a river in the central part of Maine, in the United States. A gristmill or grist mill is a building where Grain is ground into Flour, or the grinding mechanism itself A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards Sawmill process A sawmill's basic operation is much like those of 100 years ago a log enters A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water often in the form of a Stream, flowing over an Erosion -resistant rock Blacksmith shops and a carriage shop were established. blacksmith is a person who creates objects from Iron or Steel by Forging the Metal; i A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people usually horse-drawn In 1855, the Penobscot and Kennebec Railroad arrived, and Pittsfield developed into a small mill town. The Penobscot and Kennebec Railroad (P&K is a historic US railroad which operated in Maine. A Mill town, also known as factory town or mill village, is typically a settlement that developed around one or more mills or factories (usually Cotton mills In 1869, the first woolen mill was established. Woollen ( American English: woolen) is the name of a Yarn and Cloth usually made from Wool. The Riverside Woolen Company was the first mill in the state to sell cloth direct from loom to wearer. A loom is a Machine or device for Weaving thread or Yarn into Textiles Looms can range from very small hand-held frames to large free-standing Fire destroyed the downtown in 1881, but it was soon rebuilt. Woodworking plants and a canning factory were established. Woodworking is the process of building making or carving something using Wood. Canning is a method of preserving food in which the food is processed and sealed in an airtight container The Waverly Woolen Mill was built in 1891-1892, together with 52 dwellings the company rented to workers. Pittsfield was also home to the Sebasticook and the Pioneer woolen mills. In 1914, the Waverly and the Pioneer mills were sold to the American Woolen Company, which would close in 1934 during the Great Depression. The Pioneer Mill, the largest, remained in operation until after World War II, but closed as the New England textile business moved to Southern states. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive The Waverly mill was converted into a shoe factory in the 1940s, with the Pioneer mill converted to manufacture doorbells in the 1950s. A doorbell is a signaling device commonly found near a Door. It commonly emits a ringing sound to alert the occupant of the building to a visitor's presence
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48. Three Faces West is a 1940 film starring John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie and Charles Coburn. John Wayne ( May 26, 1907 &ndash June 11, 1979) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award -winning American For the 1940 serial see Deadwood Dick. ---- Deadwood Dick is a fictional character who appears in a series of stories or " Dime novels Barbara Stanwyck ( July 16, &ndash January 20,) was an American actress, a star of film and television known during her 60-year career as a The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 7 square miles (126. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), of which, 48. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 2 square miles (124. 7 km²) of it is land and 0. 6 square miles (1. 4 km²) of it (1. 13%) is water. Pittsfield is drained by the Sebasticook River. The Sebasticook River is a river in the central part of Maine, in the United States. The town is located at approximately latitude 44° 46' 57" North; longitude 69° 23' 2" West. This is about the direction for other uses see North (disambiguation. This article refers to the cardinal direction for other uses see West (disambiguation.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,214 people, 1,627 households, and 1,147 families residing in the town. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 87. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (33. 8/km²). There were 1,808 housing units at an average density of 37. 5/sq mi (14. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96. 27% White, 0. 88% Black or African American, 0. 40% Native American, 1. 09% Asian, 0. 12% Pacific Islander, 0. 09% from other races, and 1. 14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 64% of the population.
There were 1,627 households out of which 36. 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53. 6% were married couples living together, 13. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29. 5% were non-families. 24. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 50 and the average family size was 2. 96.
In the town the population was spread out with 27. 9% under the age of 18, 7. 7% from 18 to 24, 28. 6% from 25 to 44, 22. 1% from 45 to 64, and 13. 8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88. 2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,868, and the median income for a family was $40,612. Males had a median income of $31,673 versus $22,283 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,065. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 10. 0% of families and 12. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of those under age 18 and 7. 6% of those age 65 or over.