Known for its rich farmlands and its vibrant mill town past, Vassalboro sits between the banks of the Kennebec River and the West Basin of China Lake. It borders the city of Augusta to the south, and the towns of China to the east, Winslow to the north, and across the Kennebec River, Sidney to the west. Before Sidney became a town in 1792, it was part of Vassalboro.
With its vast countryside, Vassalboro spans 48 square miles and houses the villages of South Vassalboro, North Vassalboro, and East Vassalboro.
The town is considered to have been named after William Vassal, a wealthy merchant, and English loyalist, who founded it in 1771. It’s aptly named. The definition of "vassal" is "a holder of land by feudal tenure on conditions of homage and allegiance." A "boro" or "borough" is a self-governing township. Because of his devotion to England, Vassal sold his land in the town and fled to England at the start of The Revolutionary War.
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- 4,340 (2010 U.S. Census)
- The Revere House in East Vassalboro - former hotel building which is said to have once been the home of Alexander Graham Bell
- The Vassalboro Historical Society - resides in the old schoolhouse near the East Vassalboro China Lake landing. Recently preserved a blacksmith shop that opened in the early 1930s
- The Vassalboro Community Library
- Vassalboro Recreational Fields hosts sports events and teams
- Natanis Golf Course - 36 holes
- The Kennebec River
- China Lake
- Dairy farms, car dealerships, auto repair shops, Bridget's Place restaurant, Ferris Variety, The Country Store
- Duratherm Window Corp. - maker of quality hardwood windows and doors
- About 500 students attend The Vassalboro Community School (Kindergarten through grade 8)
- The Maine Criminal Justice Academy - which provides training and certification to Maine's law enforcement and corrections officers
The Vassalboro Town Office
phone: (207) 872-2826
fax: (207) 872-5414