Gazetteer of the State of Maine, 1882 page 214
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Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney

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214    GAZETTEER    of    MAINE.

fall of 45 feet in three-fourths of a mile. On this, at East Eddington,
are saw, shingle and grist mills, and a clothes-pin, spool and axe fac-
tories. Other manufactures of the town are bricks, coopers-ware, car-
riages, etc. The nearest market and railway station are at Bangor.
Eddington Bend, on the Penobscot, is the other village. Both villages
contain many tasteful dwellings, and the streets are numerously set
Avith shade trees.

This township, at the recommendation of Congress, was granted to
Jonathan Eddy and nineteen others, in consideration of their services
and sufferings in connection with the Revolution. They were resi-
dents of Nova Scotia, but fled thence in 1776, on account of the perse-
cution of the British. This grant was made in 1785, and the place was
immediately settled. The town was incorporated in 1811, taking its
name from Col. Eddy, the principal settler.

The Methodists have a neat church at Eddington Bend, and the
Universalists, at East Eddington. The number of public schoolhouses
in the town is seven, and the total school property is valued at $1,800.
The valuation of estates in 1870 was $165,285. In 1880 it was $128,767.
The rate of taxation in the latter year was 2^ per cent. The popula-
tion in 1870 was 776. In 1880 it was 746.

Eden, in Hancock County, occupies the northern and eastern por-
tion of Mount Desert Island. It embraces an area of 22,000 acres, about

1,000 of which are covered by water. In the north-west is Western
Bay ; in the north is Thomas Bay, which receives the waters of the
largest stream on the island, North-Eastern Brook. North of this are
Mount Desert Narrows, separating the island and the mainland. The
principal eminences are Newport Mountain (1,060 feet in height), Mc-
Farland’s Mountain (764 feet), the White Cap (925 feet), Mount Kebo
(405 feet), Interlaken Hill (462 feet), Great Hill (748 feet). Dry Moun-
tain and Green Mountain (1,522 feet), 4 miles S.S.W. of Bar Harbor,
are partly in Eden. “The view from Green Mountain is delightful. No
other peak of the same height can be found on the Atlantic coast of
the United States, from Lubec to the Rio Grande, nor from any other
point of the coast can so fine a vieAV he obtained. The boundless ocean
on the one side contrasting with high mountains on the other, and along
the shore numerous islands, appearing like gems set in liquid pearl,
form the most prominent features in the scene. White sails dotted
over the water glide slowly along. We know not what view in nature
can be finer than this, where the two grandest objects in nature, high
mountains and a limitless ocean, occupy the horizon. The name of
Eden is truly appropriate to this beautiful place.” Twenty miles out
on the ocean is seen Mount Desert Rock, wdth its light-house beaming
a fixed white light. In the west are numerous mountains of the island,
with bright lakes interspersed, while the Camden Mountains are seen
in the distance. It is claimed that Mount Katahdin, 100 miles to the
north, and Mount Washington, 140 miles west, can sometimes be seen
from this point. Whittier, in Mcgg Megone, has a passage on this

Granite, sometimes porphyritic in its character, is the prevailing
rock in town. The soil A'aries from loam to gravel, with some marsh.
Wheat, corn, oats, potatoes and barley are all raised to some extent.
There are two saw-mills for long lumber, two shingle and two clap-


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