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York Village ~ York Beaches ~ York Harbor ~ Cape Neddick

York Village

Picturesque York Village; is sometimes referred to as "Old York".;

The town of York Maine is one of New England's earliest colonial settlements. It also has the distinction of being America's first chartered city (1641) and first incorporated city (1642).

York is the fourth name that the town has had. The town's first name was Agamenticus, named after the original inhabitants. It was then renamed to Gorgeana (pronounced "gorge-ee-anna") in 1642. The name York was appointed after the fall of the Loyalists under Cromwell in 1652, commemorating the town (York, England) in which Cromwell defeated the King's forces.

To learn more about "Old York" visit the many buildings maintained by the Old York Historical Society,;including the Old Goal (Jail), where people love to have their picture taken in the stocks on the front lawn. For more information about York Village visit Inside York Maine Vacations.


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Old Gaol (Jail) Museum 1719

York Village ~ Old Gaol (Jail) Museum 1719

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York Village ~ First Parish Church.

York Village ~ First Parish Church (1636, 1667, 1712, 1747 & 1882)

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Old York Burying Yard
York Village ~ Old York Burying Yard (1705-1850)
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Sea Bright Living Room

York Village ~ Soldiers’ Monument at “the Parade”

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303 Long Beach Ave.
Route 1A
York Beach, Maine

Mailing Address:

145 Scituate Road

York, Maine 03909