Fryeburg Maine is a small town in Oxford County, Maine. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population is expected to be 3,369 as of the 2020 census. The town is also home to the International Musical Arts Institute and Fryeburg Academy, a semi-private preparatory school. Its main attraction is the Fryeburg Academy. For more information, see our guide to Fryeburg.
Visitors to Fryeburg should visit the Jockey Cap, a giant rock formation deposited by glaciers. The local mascot was Molly Ocket, a resident of a cave near the base of the rock formation. From the summit of Jockey Cap, you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the area. You can also see the Admiral Perry monument and the surrounding mountains. Rock climbers will appreciate the cliffs and mountains. There are bouldering, slab, and face climbing opportunities.
The town has a diverse population, with the majority of its residents being Irish. It is also a cosmopolitan area, with French and Italian populations each accounting for about six percent of the population. While it is a small town, the population density is above the state average, and only 76% larger than the overall U.S. average. The first time in 1766, a gristmill was built in the town using water power from the Saco River. Other mills produced lumber, harness, cheese, canned vegetables, and tinware. Since then, the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad has brought tourists to this quaint western Maine town. In 1919, Theodore Roosevelt designated the highway, which has become known as United States Route 302 since 1935.
The local museum and research library of the Fryeburg Historical Society features exhibits and other artifacts related to the town’s past. The historical home of Colonel Samuel Osgoode is now part of the museum, which houses the town’s history. A trip to Fryeburg will give you a firsthand look at the town’s history. Soak up the atmosphere, and explore the historic charm of this charming little town in western Maine.
This small town is home to a museum with over ten thousand pieces. The museum is located in an historic town house, and its displays include historical figures, rag and cabbage patch dolls. It also has a gift shop, a pizza parlor, and a thriving antique market. A visit to the Fryeburg Academy will inspire you to explore this small town. The town has numerous historical monuments and museums to see.
The town is home to the Fryeburg Academy, a private preparatory school with a diverse student body. Daniel Webster taught at the Academy before he became a statesman. The Academy’s 380-seat Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center and Pace Galleries of Art display curated art exhibits. Among the many local attractions is the famous “Jockey Cap,” an old wooden structure that once held a famous artist.