History of Eddington, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Eddington, in Penobscot County, lies on the eastern
bank of the Penobscot, 5 miles E.N.E. of Bangor. It is on the Air Line stage-route to Aurora, in Hancock County.
Bradley bounds it on the north, Clifton on the east, Holden on the south and Veazie and Orono on the west, separated
by Penobscot River. The town is irregular in form, curving away from the river south-eastward to a distance of
about 10 miles, while its width is scarcely 3 miles. The area is about 9,000 acres. The surface is uneven and in
some parts broken. A broad-topped hill called Black Cap Mountain in the south-eastern part, is the highest elevation.
Holbrook and Davis Ponds, having a broad connecting stream, lie on the western line of the southern portion of
the town; and Nichols Pond lies upon the eastern line near the middle of the town. The two first are about 1 mile
square, the last 3 miles. The outlet stream of the two first, connecting with the last, has a total fall of 45
feet in three-fourths of a mile. On this, at East Eddington, are saw, shingle and grist mills, and a clothes-pin,
spooi and axe factories. Other manufactures of the town are bricks, coopers-ware, carriages, etc. The nearest market
and railway station are at Bangor. Eddington Bend, on the Penobscot, is the other village. Both villages contain
many tasteful dwellings, and the streets are numerously set with shade trees.