Most People Don’t Know How These 10 Towns In Maine Got Their Start

As one of the longest-settled states in America, Maine is just packed with amazing towns, large and small. But those towns didn’t just materialize out of thin air one day; every single one has a rich history, including an origin story. The next time you’re in one of these 10 towns, look around and think about what it must have been like to be there during its founding so many years ago.

Every one of these towns has history going back to the 18th or even 17th century. If you want to step back in time yourself, grab a table at Maine’s oldest standing tavern.