Deering, Cumberland County. Maine. 1886
Heliotype Printing Co.
A.F. Poole & Co.
55.9 x 71.1 cm
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
Additional Institutional Copies
Maine Historical Society
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library
Population of City/Town at Time of Publication
Description of City/Town
Deering was created as a town in 1871 from sections of Falmouth and Westbrook in response to its development as a suburb of Portland. Within its boundaries were several villages, the principal of which were Woodford’s Corner, Morrill’s Corner, and Stroudwater. Beginning in 1864, a horse car line connected the Portland peninsula with Woodford’s Corner and Morrill’s Corner by track running along Forest Avenue, Pleasant Avenue, and Stevens Avenue. This route opened the town to extensive residential growth between the Civil War and the early 1900s. In 1892 Deering became a city, which Portland annexed in 1899.
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Deering, Cumberland County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map