Old Orchard Beach, town (1990 pop. 7,789), York co., SW Maine, on the Atlantic coast; settled c.1631, inc. 1883. For many years a popular summer resort, it has a beach and amusement facilities. A trading post was located nearby before 1630. Prouts Neck, site of Winslow Homer's restored home and studio, is nearby.
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