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:
May 29th - Trash June 5th - Trash & Recycling June 12th - Trash June 19th - Trash & Recycling June 26th - Trash
For Sale by Sealed Bid:
The Town of Eddington is offering for sale by sealed bid a 1980 GMC Emergency-One Fire Engine. Vehicle can be seen at the Fire Station. Information can be obtained at the Town Office, 906 Main Road, Eddington, Maine 04428 or online at eddingtonmaine.gov. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., June 12, 2015 at which time they will be publicly opened. All bids must specify the exact dollar amount to be paid by the purchaser and must be submitted in an envelope marked “Fire Engine Truck Bid”. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Vehicle will be sold as is with preference going to other fire departments. The successful bidder will have 30 days to pay for and remove vehicle. Respectfully Submitted, Russell J. Smith Town Manager