History of Somerville, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Transcribed by Doreen Crocker
SOMERVILLE is the north-westerly town of Lincoln County.
It has Washington on the east, Jefferson on the south, Windsor, in Kennebec County, on the west, and Palermo and
Liberty, in Waldo County, on the north and east. The town is about six miles long by three and a half wide. It
contains two ponds, Patricktown or Long and James; the first being about two miles in length, and the last a mile
long and half a mile width. The Sheepscot River, which has its origin in these ponds, furnishes a water-power here
carrying a sawmill and a flour and grist-mill having three sets of stones. There are several other lumber-mills
in the town that manufacture lumber, clapboards, shingles and laths. These mills all run two-thirds of the year.
The town is about 20 miles N.N.E. of Wiscasset. It is on the stageline from Augusta to Rockland, and about 15 miles
from the former.
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