- Kennebunk, Maine
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official_name = Kennebunk, Maine
settlement_type = Town
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = York
government_type = Town Meeting
leader_title = Chairman
leader_name = Wayne Berry
leader_title1 = Board of Selectmen
leader_name1 = Daniel Boothby
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1620
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 92.0
area_land_km2 = 90.9
area_water_km2 = 1.1
area_total_sq_mi = 35.5
area_land_sq_mi = 35.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 10476
population_density_km2 = 115.3
population_density_sq_mi = 298.5
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 28
elevation_ft = 92
latd = 43 |latm = 23 |lats = 8 |latNS = N
longd = 70 |longm = 32 |longs = 49 |longEW = W
postal_code = 04043
area_code = 207
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 23-36535
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0582539
website = http://www.kennebunkmaine.org/
Kennebunk (typically pronounced IPAEng|'kɛnibʌŋk among locals but often /'kɛnəbʌŋk/ or /kɛnə'bʌŋk/ among non-locals) is a town in York County,
Maine, United States. The population was 10,476 at the 2000 census. Including Kennebunkport the population totals 14,196 people. Kennebunk is home to several beaches, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, the 1799 Kennebunk Inn, many historic sea captain's homes, and the Nature ConservancyBlueberry Barrens, (known locally as the Blueberry Plains) with 1,500 acres (6 km²) of nature trails and BlueberryFields.
First settled about 1620, the town developed as a trading and, later,
shipbuildingand shippingcenter with light manufacturing. It was part of the town of Wells until 1820, when it incorporated as a separate town. "Kennebunk, the only village in the world so named," was featured on a large locally famous sign attached to the Kesslen Shoe Mill on Route One. To the AbenakiIndians, Kennebunk meant "the long cut bank," presumably the long bank behind Kennebunk Beach. Kennebunk's coastlineis divided into three major sections. Mother's Beach, Middle Beach or Rocky Beach, and Gooches Beach or Long Beach. Separate from Kennebunk Beach is secluded Parson's Beach, a quiet alternative to the summer crowds.
The town is a popular summer
touristdestination. Kennebunk contains fine examples of early architecture, the most noted of which is the Wedding Cake House, a Federal-style dwelling extensively decorated with scroll sawGothic trim. This was added to the house for his wife of many years by George Washington Bourne late in his life, and not as legend has it by a ship captain for a young bride lost at sea. Local economy is tourismbased. The headquarters for the natural health-care product manufacturer Tom's of Maineis located in Kennebunk. Many residents commute to Portland, to New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Elmwas a tree which was planted to commemorate General Lafayette's 1825 visit to Kennebunk. It became famous for its age, size, and survival of the Dutch elm diseasethat destroyed the hundreds of the other elms that once lined Kennebunk's streets. The elm is featured on the town seal. The restored Kesslen Shoe Mill has been renamed the Lafayette Center. Kennebunk is home to two of the state's oldest banks -- Ocean Bank (1854) and Kennebunk Savings Bank (1871). Only Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution (1827) and Bangor Savings Bank (1852) are older. Summer Street was Maine's first Historic Districtlisted on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kate Chappell, businesswoman
Tom Chappell, businessman
Joseph Dane, congressman
Judith Hunt, illustrator
Hugh McCulloch, treasury secretary
Erik Nedeau, runner
Pinkerton Thugs, musicians
Kenneth Roberts, author
Clement Storer, congressman & senator
Nicholas Bayless, Yale University Undergraduate
Russell Feldman, Yale University Undergraduate
Kennebunk and neighboring Kennebunkport comprise
Maine School Administrative District 71.The schools in MSAD 71 comprise of Consolidated School, Kennebunk Elementary School, Sea Road School, Middle School of the Kennebunks, and Kennebunk High School. The Middle School of the Kennebunks is part of Maine's project that gives laptops to all of the 7th and 8th graders in the school called MLTI, or Maine Learning Technology Initiative.
In 2000, a group of students teamed up with parents and local community members to found [http://www.tnsk.org The New School] , a small alternative high school, with students coming from as close as Kennebunk and Wells and as far away as Portland and Somersworth. The school is accredited by the State of Maine and the first group of students graduated in June 2001. The New School has a focus on community-based learning.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92.0 km²), of which, 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.18%) is water. Kennebunk is drained by the Kennebunk Riverand Mousam River.
There are a few ways to get in and out of Kennebunk:
* Interstate 95
* U.S. 1 which goes through the center of Kennebunk and is part of the main street.
* Route 9A
* Route 35
Amtrakalso goes through Kennebunk, but does not stop to pick people up.
"See also:" Kennebunk (CDP),
Maineand West Kennebunk, MaineAs of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,476 people, 4,229 households, and 2,901 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 298.5 people per square mile (115.3/km²). There were 4,985 housing units at an average density of 142.1/sq mi (54.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.04% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.
There were 4,229 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,914, and the median income for a family was $59,712. Males had a median income of $42,417 versus $25,788 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $26,181. About 2.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
ites of interest
* [http://www.brickstoremuseum.org/ The Brick Store Museum]
* [http://www.fws.gov/northeast/rachelcarson/ Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge]
Ocean Bank * [http://www.eocean.com]
Kennebunk Savings Bank * [http:kennebunksavings.com]
TD Banknorth N.A. * [http://www.tdbanknorth.com]
Key Bank * [http://www.keybank.com]
Rivergreen Bank * [http://www.rivergreenbank.com]
Camden National Bank * [http:camdennational.com]
Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union * [http:www.oceancommunities.com]
Note: TD Banknorth N.A. is changing its name to TD Commerance Bank after its merger with Commerance Bank. The legal name for the company will be TD Bank USA, N.A. Visit TDBanknorth.com for more information.
Note: Rivergreen Bank in Kennebunk posted a merger agreement with Savings Bank of Maine. The Agreement is to have Rivergreen Bank merge into Savings Bank of Maine, under the title of Savings Bank of Maine. Rivergreen bank was established in 2002 by a local group of investors that wanted to bring local commercial banking to Kennebunk, after the merger of Ocean Bank (then Ocean National Bank) with Chittenden Corporation.
Note: Both Ocean Bank and Kennebunk Savings Bank been serving Kennebunk for over 100 years. Ocean Bank from 1854 and Kennebunk Savings since 1871.
* [http://www.kennebunkmaine.us/ Town of Kennebunk, Maine]
* [http://www.maine.gov/local/york/kennebunk Kennebunk at Maine.gov]
* [http://kennebunklibrary.org/ Kennebunk Free Library]
* [http://www.msad71.net/ MSAD 71]
* [http://www.tnsk.org/ The New School]
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Kennebunk-Maine.html City Data Profile]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=2180 Epodunk Town Profile]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/me/kennebunk.htm History of Kennebunk, Maine]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/schlottablubbik/KennebunkMaine.html Kennebunk Images]
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