Local Resources

Despite its small population, Alna is rich in both historic and natural resources that are available to residents and visitors alike

 
 

Historic Resources

The town of Alna has two designated historic districts, the Sheepscot Historic District and the Head Tide Historic District , along with many well preserved early homes.

Friends of the Head Tide Church( FHTC ) oversee maintenance and management of the Head Tide Church. Built in 1838, the church sits high on a hill overlooking the Sheepscot River in Head Tide and is available to rent for weddings , concerts and special events.

 The Alna Meetinghouse, Center School, and Village School at Puddledock, are owned by the town.  A caretaker oversees the maintenance and the management of use and visitation for these three buildings.

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Meeting House

The Alna Meetinghouse is a historic meeting house on Maine State Route 218 in Alna Center, Maine. Built in 1789, it was incorporated as a Congregational Church in 1796, and is one of the oldest churches in the state, with a virtually intact interior. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.  Today the Meetinghouse is used for town functions and is available to rent for weddings and special events. Contact the Alna town clerk for rental details and visitor information.

Address:  1789 Alna Rd, Alna, ME 04535

 

The Center School

 The Center School built ca. 1796, and located on Rt. 218, is one of six one-room schools formerly operating in the town. It is set up as a school museum and may be viewed by appointment. Contact the town clerk for details.

 

The Village School at Puddledock

The Village School at Puddledock built in 1874, and located on Rt. 194, is a one-room school that was active until 1962. The design is typical of the period, with an open floor plan and separate entrances for boys and girls .  The building served as the Alna Town Office until 1998 when the office was moved to its current location, the Webster Homestead, on Rt. 218.  Contact the town clerk for more information about the school. 

 
 

Head Tide Dam

Historic dam on the Sheepscot River in the Head Tide Historic District.  Popular location for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and viewing wildlife

Alewives at Head Tide Dam

 

Natural Resources

Sheepscot River

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