Somerville is the north-westerly town of Lincoln County. It has
Washington on the east, Jefferson on the south, Windsor, in Kennebec
County, on the west, and Palermo and Liberty, in Waldo County, on
the north and east. The town is about six miles long by three and a
half wide. It contains two ponds, Patricktown or Long and James; the
first being about two miles in length, and the last a mile long and
half a mile width. The Sheepscot River, which has its origin in
these ponds, furnishes a water-power here carrying a sawmill and a
flour and grist-mill having three sets of stones. There are several
other lumber-mills in the town that manufacture lumber, clapboards,
shingles and laths. These mills all run two-thirds of the year. The
town is about 20 miles N.N.E. of Wiscasset. It is on the stageline
from Augusta to Rockland, and about 15 miles from the former.
Somerville was formerly Patricktown Plantation. It was incorporated
as a town in 1858.
The principal eminences in town are Crummet Mountain and Dodge Hill,
each about 200 feet in height. The rock is largely granite. The soil
is rocky and hard, but yields well of the crops cultivated, which
are chiefly hay, potatoes, corn, oats, barley and wheat.
Town of Somerville
- Somerville website
665 Patricktown Road, Suite 1, Somerville, ME 04348
207-549-3828 (voice), 207-549-4753 (fax)