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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Gorham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gorham and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Gorham:
    • 43.679524, -70.444219
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Gorham
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Gorham ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Gorham.

Within Maine, the name Gorham is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • This Gorham is located in Jackson County and lies 1,075 miles [1,730 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gorham that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Gorham.
    • Kansas
      • Labette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Gorham [Labette County].
      • Russell County
      • This Gorham is located in Russell County and lies 1,511 miles [2,431.7 km]<1> to the west of the Gorham that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Gorham.
    • Michigan
      • Osceola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Gorham [Osceola County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • This Gorham is located in Coos County and lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gorham that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Gorham.
    • New York
      • Ontario County
      • This Gorham is located in Ontario County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the west of the Gorham that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontario County community of Gorham.
    • North Dakota
      • Billings County
      • This Gorham is located in Billings County and lies 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gorham that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Billings County community of Gorham.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gorham ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chicopee [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
    • Chicopee [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Crocketts Corner [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocketts Corner
    • Crocketts Corner [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crocketts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crocketts Corner
  • Danish Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danish Village
    • Danish Village [Cumberland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dog Corner [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dog Corner
    • Dog Corner [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dog Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dog Corner
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    • Gag Corner [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gag Corner
      • Gag Corner [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gag Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gag Corner
    • Groveville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveville
      • Groveville [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveville
    • Grubb Hill [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb Hill
      • Grubb Hill [Cumberland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Little Falls [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Creek Village
      • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Popeville [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popeville
      • Popeville [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popeville
    • Prides Corner [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prides Corner
      • Prides Corner [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prides Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prides Corner
    • Roberts Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberts Corner
      • Roberts Corner [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts Corner
    • Salmon Falls [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Falls
      • Salmon Falls [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon Falls
    • Sunset Park [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Park
      • Sunset Park [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Gorham. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Henry A. Barrows     (Actor)
    • Frederick Nicholls Crouch     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Marylebone (England) on July 31, 1808 (a Sunday) and died in Portland (ME) on August 18, 1896 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Portland is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick Nicholls Crouch<4>
    • Edward Sylvester Ellis     (Author)
    • John Ford     (Director)
      • Born: John Martin Feeney
      • Director. He was born in Cape Elizabeth (ME) on February 1, 1894 (a Thursday) and died in Palm Desert (CA) on August 31, 1973 (a Friday) at the age of 79.
      • Cape Elizabeth is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ford<4>
    • Edwin Herbert Hall     (Nobel Prize winning scientist, inventor)
      • Nobel Prize winning scientist, inventor. He was born in North Gorham (ME) on November 7, 1855 (a Wednesday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on November 20, 1938 (a Sunday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • North Gorham is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Herbert Hall<4>
    • Winslow Homer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Boston (MA) on February 24, 1836 (a Wednesday) and died in Prouts Neck (ME) on September 29, 1910 (a Thursday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Prouts Neck is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winslow Homer<4>
    • Louise Lamprey     (Author)
    • Linda Lavin     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Portland (ME) on October 15, 1937 (a Friday)
      • Portland is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Gorham.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow     (Poet)
    • Harry Donald Lord     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Porter (ME) on March 8, 1882 (a Wednesday) and died in Westbrook (ME) on August 9, 1948 (a Monday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Kezar Falls Burial Ground (Oxford County, Maine).
      • Porter is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Gorham.
      • Westbrook is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Donald Lord<4>
    • Alfred 'Fred' Parent     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Biddeford (ME) on November 25, 1875 (a Thursday) and died in Sanford (ME) on November 2, 1972 (a Thursday) at the age of 97. He is buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery (York County, Maine).
      • Biddeford is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Gorham.
      • Sanford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred 'Fred' Parent<4>
    • Steve Trapilo     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Boston (MA) on September 20, 1964 (a Sunday) and died in Effingham (NH) on May 21, 2004 (a Friday) at the age of 39. He is buried at Milton Cemetery (Norfolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Effingham is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Gorham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Trapilo<4>

How Far From Gorham to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gorham to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Gorham and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Portland, which is the Seat of Cumberland County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Gorham to Portland, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 475 miles [764.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,427 miles [8,733.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,014 miles [6,459.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gorham: www.gorham-me.org/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gorham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gorham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GorhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6795, Longitude: -70.4442       In this case, the coordinates for Gorham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Gorham could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Gorham to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 303.393 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.142 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.593 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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