Most People Don’t Know How These 9 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 9 towns, look around and think about what it must have been like to be there during its founding so many years ago.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.