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Statistics & Facts

The Maine state capital is Augusta.
The population of Fairfield is approximately 7,140 (1997), 2638 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1141 (2010).
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fairfield to Washington DC is 564 miles.
The distance to the Maine state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fairfield is positioned 44.59 degrees north of the equator and 69.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fairfield per capita income is $ 10,913 (1989).


next to the Kennebec River, Waterville and Skowhegan. U.S. Hwy 201 and I-95 go through Fairfield. The town merges in with Waterville, and two small villages, Hinckley and Fairfield Center.
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History & History Related Items

Fairfield became a town in 1788. It was formerly known as Kendall's Mills.

The father of modern "blood-less" surgery, Dr. William T. Bovie, developed the self-cauterizing electric scalpel, lived, and did research from his home on Summit Street. MUCH more to be found in article "The House That Has Everything - History, Trout And A Ghout", Waterville Morning Sentinel, pg. 15, Thurs Oct 13, 1977

Fairfield is also mentioned in Ripley's "Believe It Or Not!" as having three bridges on the same road over the same river in a mile. The bridges were very recently replaced (2002) with one very large bridge and the older ones are being removed, there still being three bridges crossing within one mile.
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The founding of Fairfield



Fairfield also contains the villages of Shawmut, Hinckley, and Fairfield Center.
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Fairfield City Government

Town Clerk
19 Lawrence Ave.
Fairfield, Maine 04937-1220
Phone: 207-453-7346

Fairfield Schools

The children of Fairfield are in School Administrative District # 49
Lawrence High School
School Street
Fairfield, Maine
state: Maine
phone: 1-207-453-4200
Lawrence High School is the alma mater of Cindy Blodgett of WNBA fame.
Lawrence High School serves students from Fairfield, Shawmut, Hinckley, Fairfield Center, Albion, Benton, and Clinton, Maine. Fairfield


Fairfield has 55 square miles in land area.
There is a median income of $ 26,868 (1989)

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