Appleton, Hope, Union, Waldoboro, Warren and Washington are all prime examples of classic rural northern New England with historically significant homes and small businesses clustered within a picturesque village center or on a town green. The surrounding rolling green fields and hills are dotted with working farms – a reminder and continuance of our agricultural heritage. Traveling along meandering roads you will see blueberry fields, apple orchards, sparkling lakes and ponds tucked into the forest. Both the Medomak and St. George, two pristine rivers, flow through our area as they rush toward the sea. We are proud to be out in the country!
Located in the northern hills of Knox county- first known as "McLain's Mills" for lumber mills located on the St. George's River. Incorporated in 1829 and named after Nathaniel Appleton.
Originally settled in the 1780's. In 1785, Charles Barrett's land dealings with the Proprietors from Boston lead to the surveying of Hope into established lots.
Settled in 1774 as Taylortown and later called Sterlingtown until its incorporation in 1786, uniting the villages that lie north, east and south with the central settlement around the Common in a spirit of harmonious "Union".
Located on the Medomak River, was part of the Waldo Patent purchased about 1720 by General Samuel Waldo of Boston. First called Broad Bay, the village was settled between 1733-1740.
Also originally part of the Waldo Patent, first settled by Europeans in 1736 under the auspices of General Samuel Waldo. It was originally called the Upper Town of St. Georges Plantation.
Our Towns are centrally located to Augusta, Rockland, Camden and Belfast offering the ability to do business in multi-directions easily. The major routes through the inland midcoast are Rt. 17 (east/west Rockland to Augusta), Rt 131 (north/south Warren to Searsmont), Rt. 220 (north/south Waldoboro to Washington) and Rt. 235 (northeast/southwest Waldoboro to Hope).