in Kennebec County
Q: Where is Kennebec County located?
A: Kennebec County is situated in the south east portion of Maine. It borders Waldo and Lincoln counties. The city of Augusta lies along the banks of the Kennebec River, and it is the central hub of the county. It is the farthest east state capitol, and it is one of the smallest state capitols in the country.
Q: What is special about Kennebec County?
A: Kennebec County was created in the late 1700s, and the city of Augusta was established as a mill town in the mid 1800s. Augusta eventually became known for publishing and shipping. Colby College, originally named the Maine Literary and Theological Institution is located in the town of Waterville. The college was established in the early 1800s and is one of the oldest in the country.
Q: What neighborhoods are in Kennebec County?
A: The town of Belgrade is situated along the banks of the largest pond in Maine, called Great Pond. The city of Gardiner is most well known for its' historic architecture. The village of Winthrop, Maine is a popular resort destination, located on the shores of Annabessacook and Maranacook Lake. The historic town of Winslow, on Kennebec River, was first established by Plymouth Colony.
Q: What is there to do in Kennebec County?
A: Old Fort Western, located at the head of the Kennebec River, dates back more than 250 years. It is the oldest and most historic wooden fort in New England.
The scenic Kennebec River Rail Trail runs between Augusta and Gardiner. The Pine Tree State Arboretum provides an abundance of recreational activities and vistors can enjoy views of Kennebec Valley.