History of Edmunds, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Edmunds lies near the south-eastern extremity of Washington.
County on the western side of Cobscook Bay. Dennysville and Pembroke bound it on the north, Marion on the West,
and Whiting and Trescott on the south. The area is 17,696 acres. The surface of the town is moderately uneven.
Denny’s River forms the boundary line on the north-east side of the town, and Cathance River flows east across
the northern part. The latter has three considerable falls, known re— spectively as the Mill Seat, The Flume,—.ernbracing
three pitches,—and Great Works. The last has mills. Cathanee Lake, situated about ten miles north-west, is the
reservoir for this stream, and has an area of six or seven square miles. Bull’s Meadow Brook, Burnt. Cove Stream,
Little Falls Stream, each has one or more powers, hut without much improvement. Those on the last are the Rock,
the Falls, and a tidepower near the mouth of the river. There is at present only one considerable mill in the town.
Cattle raising and sea.faring constitute the chief occupation of the people. The north-eastern part of the town
is most numerously settled. The nearest post-office is Dennysville.