Maine townsfolk supported revolution by renaming town Mexico

Here’s another bit of Maine trivia from For those who are not from Maine, there are a number of towns in the central part of the state that are named for foreign nations and cities. There is a Moscow, China, Paris in Maine, among others. Here is how Mexico, Maine, got its name. 

How did the town of Mexico get its name?


Originally called Holmanstown, the community was renamed Mexico in 1818 to show support for the Mexican revolution against Spanish rule.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s