Check Out Houses for Rent in Windham, ME
Windham is a town in Maine's Cumberland County. It's located west of Cumberland and Falmouth. Homes for rent in the community are part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan area, meaning that renters will have access to plenty of modern amenities, attractions, opportunities and recreational activities. No matter what you're looking for, as the town's website says, you'll "Find it here."
Early Historical Facts About Windham
- The land that Windham now sits on was granted to Abraham Howard, Joseph Blaney and 58 other citizens of Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1734. It started with the name New Marblehead, but changed to Windham in 1762 after a town in Norfolk County, England.
- In 1744, a fort was built in the settlement. From 1745 to 1751, the inhabitants of Windham lived within the walls of the fort for protection against Native Americans. May 14, 1756, marked the last battle between the residents of Windham and the Native Americans, led by Poland, the chief of the Rockoineko tribe. The citizens came out ahead and were able to live prosperously in the area until the Revolutionary War.
Useful Resources for New Renters
- The town of Windham runs a comprehensive website that has everything a new renter needs to get situated in the community. An event calendar, local news, department contact information, town services, meeting agendas and more can be found on the site.
- Parents who are interested in registering their children at the local public schools should check out the website of the Windham School Department. It has details on each of the facilities as well as schedules and events that parents and students should be aware of.
- The Windham Public Library's site is another resource to visit for more information about the town as well as an online catalog of the facility's offerings.