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Old Orchard Beach Essential Info


Old Orchard Beach is a city in the Southern Coast region of Maine.

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  1. The area was first officially settled in 1657 by Thomas Rogers who had arrived in the Goose Fare Brook area in 1636, and who dubbed it "The Garden By The Sea".
  2. The town takes its name from Rogers' abandoned apple orchard. Rogers' family left the area and relocated in Kittery, Maine after an Indian attack destroyed the Rogers' homestead.
  3. The oldest hotel still standing on the beachfront in Old Orchard at this time is The Ocean House Hotel & Motel, circa 1895.
  4. Part of Stephen King's novel Thinner is set at Old Orchard Beach
  5. Laura Cordelia Creavalle, a Guyanese-born Canadian/American professional female bodybuilder, is a resident of Old Orchard Beach.

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