History of Levant, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Levant is an agricultural town located in the middle
of the southern section of Penobscot County. It is 8 miles from Bangor, on the “Avenue Road” to Exeter. The surrounding
towns are Corinth on the north, Kenduskeag and Glenburn on the east, Carmel and Hermon on the south, and Stetson
on the west. The surface is uneven, yet without high hills. The soil is fertile, and suitably rewards thc tiller.
The thriftiness of the town is apparent to all who allow them. selves the pleasure of a drive over its main roads.
The Little Kenduskeag, or Black Stream, is the principal water-course, pursuing a widely winding way from west
to east through the town. The powers on this stream are known as Wiggin’s Mill, at Levant village, where there
are board, shingle and lath machines; ‘Weston’s Mills, at South Levant, where there are board, clapboard, shingle
and lath machines, and a grist-mill; on the Horseback Road, is a shingle mill; ‘White’s Mill, at West Levant, where
there is a board and shingle mill; Emerson’s Mill, in the west part of the town, where there is a saw-mill. Another
local name for West Levant is “Rogers’ Stand.”