History of Corinna, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Corinna, is situated in the south-western part of Penobscot
County, adjoining St. Albans, in Somerset County. The bounding towns in Penobscot County are Dexter on the north,
Exeter east, and Newport on the south. The town is nearly square in form, and its area is about 36 square miles.
The surface is generally level, and the soil yields good average crops. The occupation of the people is principally
agricultural. There arc six considerable ponds in the town, two near the north-west corner, one near each corner
on the south side, and two near the middle of the town, the largest of which has an excellent water-power at its
outlet, about which clusters Corinna village. There are here a saw, planing, grain and woolen mills, a door, sash
and blind factory, an iron-foundry, etc. At West Corinna, on Dexter Stream are a saw-mill for short lumber and
a grist-mill. There are also two or more boot and shoe shops. Corinna has eleven water-powers, four of which are
on the Dexter Stream and three on Alder Stream. There are five or six saw-mills in the town, including those mentioned.
The Dexter and Newport Railroad passes through the town, having a station at Corinna village and West Corinna.
The appearance of the town is thrifty, with pleasant dwellings, and several streets ornamented with shade trees.