*Attention Shirley Residents*

You may have noticed that our Town of Shirley has been growing. The Postmaster Loretta from Greenville will be adding another set of mailboxes. It is important to understand that going forward everyone that had/has a PO BOX address for Shirley will no longer be able to use it. The Postmaster is asking that every resident use their physical address (house number and street, road, etc.). It is in everyone’s best interest to understand in an emergency, and you need the Police, Fire, or Ambulance they need to be able to find you at your physical address. You will need to contact the Post Office to remove the old PO BOX address and add your physical address. If you have a PO BOX set up in Greenville, you can continue to use that as your mailing address. If you use the PO BOX here in SHIRLEY, you must remove the old PO BOX ADDRESS. If you don’t have a physical address, you may contact the Town Office and the Town Clerk will get you set up with one.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Postmaster Loretta at (207) 695-2450.

Town Office

(207) 695-3257

Tue 9:00am – 2:00pm
Wed 9:00am – 2:00pm
Thu 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Thank you for your time and cooperation,

The Town Office of Shirley

Recent Town News

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Town Information

Vital Records

Copies of Vital Records can only be obtained by filling out the appropriate application.

Town Hall

The Shirley Town Hall is open again. Town Hall rental forms are available at the town office. See Carolyn (Town Clerk) to reserve a date and get a key and coffee pot (if needed). Rules for the use of the Town Hall. Form for reserving the Shirley Town Hall can be found here.

Trash pick up and Recycling

For more information click here.

Dog Licensing and ATV Access

Can be found by clicking here.

Shirley Public Library

Librarian: Peggy Phillips

Open on Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm.
*Also open during town office hours.

Library hours are open during the regular hours that the town office is open, which are Tues 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wed 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Thursday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Librarian Peggy Phillips will be in the library on Thursdays from 4-5 pm.  Please don’t hesitate to come in and browse or use the “ancient” computers!!!

**Free Wi-Fi is also available and can be accessed from the office parking lot.

Shirley Public Library, Shirley, Maine.

Shirley Historical Society

Shirley lies south of Moosehead Lake and was part of the Bingham purchase.  The East Branch of the Piscataquis River begins in the township north of this, within four miles of Moosehead Lake, and flows southward through Shirley.  In the northwest part of Shirley, the Shirley Bog flows south joining with the east branch in Blanchard.  In the past, these streams were used to float logs which grew upon its bank.

This township was purchased by Messrs Shaw and Jabez True in the winter of 1829.  Soon families moved in, sawmills were built, a clapboard machine was in operation, a Post Office established, a grist mill, and schoolhouses were built.      

In March of 1834 the town was incorporated as the Town of Shirley.

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