Monthly Archives: September 2016

Androscoggin Courthouse & Jail and the battle over the county seat

Auburn extends 12 miles along the west side of the Androscoggin River, encompassing over 50 square miles, one-sixth of which is water. When Androscoggin county was organized on March 18, 1854, it acquired Auburn, Danville, Durham, Minot, and Poland from Cumberland County; East Livermore, Greene, Leeds, and Wales from Kennebec; Lewiston, Lisbon, and Webster from Lincoln; and Livermore and Turner from Oxford. It includes the last half of the original town of Minot, […]