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Welcome to Hollis, Maine
According to G.T. Ridlon, author of Saco Valley Settlements, "The original plantation of Little Falls included what is now Hollis, Dayton, and that part of Limington south of Little Ossipee river."

Early settlement was slow "in consequence of the uncertainty of titles, the boundaries of the original grants being a matter of dispute...In 1790 the population had increased to about 600 souls. The town was incorporated Jan. 27, 1798, by the name of Phillipsburgh..."  The townspeople soon determined the name Phillipsburgh was too awkward.  "In 1811 the unwieldy name was exchanged for Hollis." 

Founders of Hollis, according to G.T. Ridlon, included 
Andrew and John Gordon, Col. John Smith, Capt. Jonathan Bane, Joseph Leland, Daniel Granger, James and Thomas Redlon, Daniel Field, Ichabod Cousins, Thomas Lewis, Caleb Kimball Daniel Smith, Noah Haley, Shubael Woodman, Joshua Warren, John Haley, Col. Abijah Usher, John Lane, Nathaniel Dunn, and Stephen Hopkinson. 

For more information on early Hollis history, see "Saco Valley Settlements" by Gideon T. Ridlon and "A History of Hollis, Maine" by Martin Jewett and Olive Hannaford. 

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Buxton - Hollis Historical Society
Box 34, Buxton, ME 04093
Hours: 1 PM - 4 PM, 1st & 2nd Fridays, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturdays of the month, April through October

Hollis Center Library
Hollis, 207-929-3911
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Salmon Falls Library
Hollis, 207-929-3990
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