Eddington is a rural town in southern Penobscot County, settled in 1780 and incorporated on February 22, 1811 from Eddington Plantation. It annexed land from Jarvis Gore in 1823 and from Brewer in 1846 and 1855. Eddington has a population of 2,225 and is 27 square miles in size.
The town is named for a Massachusetts native, Jonathan Eddy, who moved to Nova Scotia about 1758, became successful and prominent there, but returned to Boston to volunteer his services in the Revolutionary War. In 1785 he and nineteen other refugees from Nova Scotia were given 9,000 acres of land in what was to become Eddington.
Eddington Bend has been known as the sharp curve in the Penobscot River were Route 9 & Route 178 intersect.
Eddington Village has been known as the area were Route 9 & Route 46 intersect. This is a historic area of town that includes the Eddington Community Church, Comins Hall, and historic homes.
Eddington is home to several bodies of water and recreational areas. The Penobscot River borders the western side of the town and recently was just reopened to Salmon fishing. Chemo Pond is the largest body of water in Eddington and is a busy place during the summer months. The Penobscot Experimental Forest, Davis Pond, and Boy Scout Camp Roosevelt are also popular destinations.
Trash & Recycling Collection Dates: March 6th - Trash & Recycling March 13th - Trash March 20th - Trash & Recycling March 27th - Trash
Planning Board Updates: Public Hearings on the proposed revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and new Mineral Extraction Operation Addendum to the Zoning Ordinance will be held February 10th and 12th at the Eddington School starting at 6:30pm. These are DRAFT documents and subject to further revision after receiving public input. The draft documents, including any revisions made after the input from the public hearings on the 10th and 12th, will be presented to the Selectmen on February 24th. They will hold a public hearing on March 10th.
Property Tax Bills:
Property tax bills for the 2014-15 fiscal year have been mailed. 1st payment was due November 21, 2014 and the 2nd payment will be due on March 31, 2015.
2015 Dog Licenses Available
Dog licenses are issued for one year ending December 31st. Any dog six (6) months of age or older must be licensed. Deadline for licensing is no later than January 31st.
Dog License fees are as follows:
Neutered/Spayed Dog - $6.00 Unaltered Male or Female - $11.00 Kennel - $42.00 Late Fee - $25.00 will be charged for any license renewed after January 31st.
You must present the following documents at the time of registration: A current Maine rabies certificate. A neutering/spayed certificate if the dog has been altered.