Local Towns

town of Falmouth, Maine

Falmouth, Maine is located just north of Portland on the coast of Maine. It has a population of approximately 11,000 people, and covers approximately 32 square miles from the coastline to rural areas further inland.

Falmouth's schools are ranked as one of the best in the State, with the Town providing all services for K-12.

It is a vibrant, independent town that provides most services to citizens itself; cooperative agreements with regional agencies and neighboring communities help to round out a full program of services.

Attractions in Falmouth include the local harbor and town landing, indoor and outdoor ice skating facilities, cinemas, shopping, many parks and recreational facilities, 3 golf courses, and a medical center.

Falmouth was first settled in the 1600's and received its first recognition as a Town in 1658. Legend says it received its name in honor of a small seacoast village at the mouth of the Fal River in Cornwall, England.

The original boundaries of the town extended all the way from the Spurwink River in Scarborough up the coast to a point opposite Clapboard Island. This covered most of what is now Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland and Falmouth. Cape Elizabeth and South Portland broke away in 1765, Portland in1785, and Westbrook in 1814, leaving Falmouth the size it is today.

In 1718 the Town was incorporated under the laws of the State of Massachusetts. It was recognized as the 46th Town as part of the newly established State of Maine.

The current Town Hall was built in 1899 and has seen many renovations during its 100 years. In 1962 the Council-Manager form of government was established. Since that time, the Town has had a Town Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Town.

TOWN INFORMATION

Town Hall
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-8677

Population 10,823
Latitude 43.7294444
Longitude -70.2425

Schools
Falmouth Public Schools

Parks & Recreation
Huston Park
Falmouth Community Park
Village Park & Family Ice Center

Community Facilities
Falmouth Memorial Library

Hospitals/Clinic/Public Health
Falmouth Food Pantry – 632-2687

Charities
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 170 US Route 1 #200, Falmouth, ME
Goodwill Retail Store, US Route 1 Shaw’s Plaza, Falmouth ME