Until 1820, was only a part of Massachusetts, though the two states are separated by New Hampshire. It is shaped like a mitton, with the fingers pointing north, and the thumb pointing east, into the Atlantic Ocean. Its northern half is surrounded by Canada, all the way down to the tip of the "thumb", where the Atlantic coastline begins. Its western border is New Hampshire.
It is largely mountainous, with one peak rising 5268 feet (quite high for the east). Much of its surface is covered by lakes, rivers, and streams.
The Penobscot River runs almost straight south til it passes Bangor, and runs out into Penobscot Bay
Small town about 15 miles east of Waterville. Birthplace of Elijah P. Lovejoy, the abolitionist editor who died defending his printing press in Alton Illinois, and Owen Lovejoy, an abolitionist and pastor of the Congregational Church from 1839-1856, and member of U.S. House of Representatives from 1857 til his death in 1864.
Home of Bowdoin College, alma mater of Owen Lovejoy, the abolitionist minister and congressman.
Home of Waterville College, from which Elijah P. Lovejoy graduated.
Shaped somewhat like a gourd with a long neck. Makes up the northern 2/3 of the border of Maine and Vermont.
Contains the towns of Paris, Waterford, Rumford, Norway, Sweden, and Mexico.
Also contained the farm on which Cyrus Hamlin grew up, "on the county road leading from Bridgton through Waterford and Norway to Paris".
Contains peaks over 4000 feet.