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.
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If you have any questions or suggestions you would like to pass on to the Eddington Town Office Staff, you can send them to the above e-mail. We are always here for our residents and happy to serve you with a smile.
I-395 Connector Contact Information
Many area residents have had questions about the I-395 Connector Project since the Bangor Daily News article of March 26, 2016, appeared. If you have questions or comments about the project and/or it’s impact on the area, please contact:
Transportation Board: Archie Verrill - 989-7032 Kim Rosen: 469-3779
December 2nd - Trash & Recycling December 9th - Trash December 16th - Trash & Recycling December 23rd - Trash
The 2015-2016 Town Report is now available online and at the following locations: Eddington Store, Trade Winds (Eddington), The River's Edge and the Town Office. To view it online click here
EDDINGTON RESIDENTS: A Reminder from Deputy Watson: Taking, defacing or disturbing a political sign is a civil violation. A person who takes, defaces or disturbs a lawfully placed sign bearing political messages relating to a general election, primary election or referendum, commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of up to $250 may be adjudged.
The Eddington Fire Department will be holding their annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 10th. For more information, click here.
New Hope Hospice is looking for volunteers. To view the flyer click here.
2017 Dog Licenses are now available.
2017 DOG LICENSE LATE FEE
Starting February 1st there will be a $25.00 late fee charged per dog for any license renewed after January 31, 2017.
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.
Saturday March 26, 2016 Planners claim State forced them to approve I-395 connector project