Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Known for its numerous outlet stores, Freeport is home to L.L. Bean, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, and the Desert of Maine. Freeport is part of the PortlandSouth PortlandBiddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. The town was once a part of North Yarmouth called Harraseeket, after the Harraseeket River. First settled about 1700, it was set off and incorporated on February 14, 1789 as Freeport. It is probably named "from the openness of its harbor" (free from ice). Freeport developed as four villagesMast Landing, Porter's Landing, South Freeport and Freeport Cornerall of which are now part of the National Register Harraseeket Historic District.