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Historic Hallowell Resources and Links

More information about the history of Hallowell can be found in the collections of the Hubbard Free Library
115 Second Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
Phone: (207) 622-6582
Hours - Mon & Wed 10:00AM - 5:30PM
Tue & Thur 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri 2:00PM - 5:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Sun Closed brings together historic accounts of New England places that not only tell us about times gone by, but also offer hints and revelations for the modern visitor. The historic descriptions brought together at are fully-interlinked transcriptions from John Hayward's New England Gazetteer, published in Boston in 1839 and for many years one of the most popular reference works in New England. Hayward capitalized on the growing commercial consciousness of America, and his Gazetteer educated the citizens of the new republic about their history, landscape, population, geography, and commercial potential. Travel back in time with John Hayward and see what early America was like.

In the collection of The David Rumsey Collection. The collection was started nearly 20 years ago, and focuses primarily on cartography of the Americas from the 18th and 19th centuries, but also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, books, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps, including pocket, wall, children's and manuscript. Visit the collection at