Poland (Maine)

Androscoggin County


Poland is a town in Androscoggin County in the U.S. state of Maine. In 2010 there lived 5,376 people in an area of 122.2 square kilometers. The population is almost exclusively European stocky, 69 percent are over 25 years old. Around Poland are five lakes with tourist resorts and campsites.

The settlement was named in 1795 after a leader of an Indian tribe Poland. Mid-nineteenth century Poland was known for its mineral springs as a health resort. After the Second World War, the era of swanky spa hotels in Poland came to an end, the brand of mineral water, Poland Spring is now one of Nestlé that sells groundwater from Poland under this brand.

Poland is the birthplace of John Nevins Andrews, a missionary of the Adventists, Bert Fernald, Senator and Governor of Maine from 1909 to 1911 as well as the martial artist Amanda Buckner.