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.

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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.