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Town Selectboard Meeting During Woolwich's 250th Birthday

History and Location

Woolwich a Maine town on the east side of the Kennebec River. First settled in 1638 by Edward Bateman and John Brown. In 1639, Brown purchased the land from Robin Hood, Chief of the Indians at Nequassett. In 1646, Edward Bateman bought the land. The town was incorporated 20 October 1759.

Approximately twelve miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the town is bordered by waterways.blank15x5-5On the South and east are the Sasanoa and Sheepscot Rivers and Montsweag Bay.blank15x5-5-2Merrymeeting Bay, the "Meeting of the Waters," on the northwest is the confluence of five rivers, the Kennebec, Androscoggin, Abagadasset, Cathance, and Muddy -- flowing in from the North and West. Together they continue on as one waterway to the sea.
- from A History of Woolwich, Maine -- A Town Remembered

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Woolwich 2010 Census
Population: 3,072
Median age: 45.6 years
Total housing units: 1,400 (83% owner occupied)
Number of Companies: 278
Education: 91.3% High school or higher
Median Household Income: $74,148
Veterans: 270

The 260th Anniversary
Of Woolwich Maine

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