Much like its name indicates, Mechanic Falls is a small industrial town in Maine. This small northeastern town has a long history beginning with the 1690 Battle of Quebec. In 1765 the Massachusetts General Court granted the town, then known as Bakersfield Plantation to Captain Thomas Baker and his men for their part in the Battle. After 30 years the town was divided on either side of the Little Androscoggin River into the towns of Poland and Minot. Because the soil was perfect for farming and the falls provided power for mills, Dean Andrews incorporated the Minot portion of Mechanic Falls in 1836. The Poland portion was developed six years prior. The town was named for the mechanics that spent so much time working in this industrial town.
Eventually, the arrival of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroads made it possible for Mechanic Falls to thrive, turning into a small town in the 1840s. Over the subsequent years, Mechanic Falls became a mecca for industrial work opening paper mills, rifle manufacturing companies, tools, canned goods, machines and steam engines. Today, the small town of Mechanic Falls boasts approximately 3,100 residents in Mechanic Falls. Small business, including entertainment and shopping make up the small downtown area of Mechanic Falls. All business contact information is located in the Mechanic Falls, Maine yellow pages as well as the Mechanic Falls, Maine business directory.
Located in the Southern portion of Maine, Mechanic Falls' residents experience cold, snowy winters and warm summer temperatures. In addition to small shops, locally owned restaurants and its business district, Mechanic Falls offers residents and visitors a public library, primary and high school and a variety of neighborhoods from which new residents can choose to purchase real estate.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan