Gorham, ME


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Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The population was 16,381 at the 2010 census. In addition to an urban village center known as Gorham Village or simply "the Village," the town also encompasses a number of smaller, unincorporated villages and hamlets with distinct historical identities, including South Gorham, West Gorham, Little Falls, White Rock, and North Gorham. Gorham is home to one of the three campuses of the University of Southern Maine.
Gorham is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area.
Initially named Narragansett Number 7, the village was renamed Gorhamtown Plantation in honor of the famous New England Ranger Captain John Gorham (1764). (Gorham, Maine would share this namesake with Gorham, New Hampshire, incorporated in 1836.)