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Maine has over 500 cities, towns, and plantations. You already know that over 40 of these places are named after other cities and countries; Norway, Paris, Denmark, Sweden, Belfast, China, etc. But did you know that Maine has a bunch of places that are named after locations referenced in the Holy Bible? Here's what we've found so far. Maybe you can help us add to this list.

ATHENS- In Somerset County. Referenced in Acts 17:15

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  • BETHEL- In Oxford County. Referenced in Genesis 12:8

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  • CANAAN- In Somerset County. Referenced in Genesis 9:18

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  • GILEAD-In Oxford County. Referenced in Genesis 31:21

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HEBRON-In Oxford County. Referenced in Genesis 13:18

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  • LEBANON- In York County. Referenced in Deuteronomy 1:7

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  • MARS HILL- In Aroostook County. Named after Areopagus and referenced in Acts 17:22

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ROME- In Kennebec County. Referenced in Acts 2:10

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Here's that full list of Maine cities and towns that were named after other cities and countries: 

  • Alfred
  • Athens
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Belfast
  • Belgrade
  • Berwick
  • Biddeford
  • Bremen
  • Bristol
  • Calais
  • Cambridge
  • China
  • Corea
  • Corinth
  • Cornish
  • Cumberland
  • Denmark
  • Dover
  • Dresden
  • Falmouth
  • Frankfort
  • Lebanon
  • Limerick
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Mexico
  • Moscow
  • Naples
  • Norway
  • Oxford
  • Paris
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Rome
  • Scarborough
  • Somerset
  • Sorrento
  • Stockholm
  • Surry
  • Sweden
  • Troy
  • Verona
  • Vienna
  • Wales
  • Wells
  • Woolwich
  • Yarmouth
  • York

 

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