JEFFERSON
 

2010 Census reports population of 2,427


 

 

Jefferson was incorporated on February 24th, 1807, originally part of the larger Ballstown Plantation which became the Town of Whitefield. 

 

Jefferson has many farms and abundant woodland, and is well-known for its lakes and ponds and fine fishing, camping and canoeing.  Jefferson Village is at the head of Damariscotta Lake's Great Bay, one-half of Clary Lake is in Jefferson, with Dyer Long Pond and Deer Meadow Pond added for good measure.  The Damariscotta Lake State Park is right in the village on Rte 32, and is one of the most enjoyable locations in the State for family picnics and swimming.

 

Haskell Mountain, known recently for its old lookout tower, was originally the site of an early farming community settled back in the 1770s.  In the 1930s, a federal Civilian Conservation Camp was in operation in town.

 

Local residents and land trusts work to conserve the Town's natural resources and to maintain properties for recreational and low-impact uses. Organizations such as the Damariscotta Watershed Association, Hidden Valley Nature Center and Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association are active with public education, outdoor recreation and conservation.

 

The Jefferson Historical Society has its home in the old Meeting House.  Not too far away on Rte 126 is the Cattle Pound, a 40 foot circular stone enclosure used for stray farm animals. The structure was built in 1829, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

              

Town of Jefferson - Jefferson website
58 Washington Road, PO Box 77, Jefferson, ME  04348-0077
207-549-7401 (voice), 207-549-7709 (fax)

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