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Members: Tom Auger, Heather Jaccoma, Diane Zglobicki

 

Cumberland

Cumberland is a town in Cumberland County, Maine. The population was 7,211 at the 2010 census.

Cumberland, Maine was once part of North Yarmouth, but in 1821, it was incorporated as its own town. The town was officially named by Ephraim Sturdivant when the new town government elected him to do the task. One will frequently hear Cumberland referred to as either Cumberland Foreside, which is that part of town nearer the ocean and Cumberland Center, which is the inland portion of the town.

The Cumberland Fair, one of the state’s larger agricultural fairs, has been held yearly in Cumberland at the end of September since 1868. This Portland suburb has a rich farming history, but only a small number of working farms remain, such as Sweetser’s Apple Barrel & Orchards, Spring Brook Farms, and Double T Orchards.