Auburn, Maine

Auburn, Maine is in Androscoggin County, with Auburn's twin city, Lewiston, directly across the river. Auburn is conveniently located in southwest Maine, and is about a one-hour drive from both Portland, Maine’s largest city, and Augusta, Maine’s capital. Auburn is the county seat of Androscoggin County.

The area which is now Auburn was first settled in 1786. Auburn was originally part of the Town of Minot,  from which it separated. Auburn was incorporated on February 24, 1842. In 1867, Auburn annexed the Town of Danville and became the City of Auburn on February 22, 1869.

The Mount Apatite Park in Auburn, Maine is one of the few mineral collecting sites in Maine that offer a combination of good public access and the possibility of finding many different minerals. The Mt. Apatite quarries are owned and administered by the City of Auburn. They are open to the public and, while no special permission is needed to mineral and gem specimens, the steep rock walls should be explored cautiously.

Auburn, 2007 population 22,791 (U.S. Census), has 11 public schools run by the Auburn School Department. In addition, there are several private schools available to Auburn residents. Higher education in Androscoggin County is clustered in the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn, while Bates College,  Andover College and a Lewiston-Auburn division of the University of Maine are located in Lewiston. The Central Maine Community College is located in Auburn. The Southern New Hampshire University in nearby Brunswick, ME also serves the residents of Androscoggin County.

Auburn utilizes the excellent medical centers of Central Maine Medical Center and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston to meet the health care needs of city residents.

Major roadways near Auburn include Interstate 95 which provides easy access to Portland and Bangor. US Route 202 connects Auburn to Augusta, the state capital. The Purple Bus provides public bus transportation, and the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport serves the city with air transportation. The cites of Auburn and Lewiston jointly own and operate the airport. Auburn's natural beauty can also be enjoyed by biking or walking along the Androscoggin River. The Riverwalk begins near the Great Falls of the Androscoggin River, and meanders by the Androscoggin River. The Riverwalk provides beautiful views of Auburn and Lewiston.

Trial Courts in the State of Maine consist of state courts and county courts. Superior Courts and District Courts are considered state courts, and Probate Courts are county courts. Auburn utilizes the Androscoggin County Superior Court – Auburn at 2 Turner St., Auburn, ME. Superior Courts have jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, but generally only handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Superior Courts are the only courts that offer jury trials. The Androscoggin County District Court – Lewiston is located at 71 Lisbon Street., Lewiston, ME. The Androscoggin County Probate Court is located at 2 Turner St., Auburn, Maine.