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South Windham village, once center of industry for town

Places of Interest

 

There are a variety of places of interest in Windham, both to visitors and residents. Many of the old one-room schoolhouses have been converted to year round homes or some other use.

 

A drive through South Windham village will show remnants of the once-thriving mills and one can imagine the busy stagecoach stop, the taverns and the hustle and bustle of a mill town.

 

 

John A. Andrew birthplace, built in 1797

John A. Andrew, who was governor of Massachusetts during the Civil War, was born in South Windham. His birthplace still stands and is now a private home.

 

Near the center of town, there are a number of historic buildings, each with their own rich history. The Pleasant River Grange building is located at the intersection of Rtes. 302 and 202.

 

North Windham, once called Poverty Corner, is the “new” center of activity with its many stores, restaurants and retail shops, reflecting the evolution of a primarily agricultural culture to a suburban town with a commercial center. A few of the historical places of interest are featured on this website, but visit the Historical Society and find out more about the way Windham used to be!

 

Boody’s Store, landmark in North Windham for many years

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