In 1720, General Samuel Waldo, a well off merchant and land speculator from Boston, purchased the Muscongus Patent that allowed the setting up of English trading posts in Maine, around the Penobscot and Muscongus rivers. A transfer took place renaming the agreement the Waldo Patent which focused strongly on the trading of fur. In 1740, Waldo bought land in the area and eventually settled a number of German families there near the rivers. At that time, establishment of Waldo County had not taken place. The land area fell under the jurisdiction of York County until 1760, then Lincoln County and finally Hancock County. (more…)
Archive for May, 2012
Waldo County, Maine, is named after General Samuel Waldo who owned land as part of the “Muscongus Patent,” better known as the “Waldo Patent.” Waldo County was incorporated in 1827, although the tracts of land listed in the Waldo Patent date back as far as 1630.
The Waldo Patent was a tract of land issued by the Plymouth Council in 1630 to Thomas Leverett from Boston, England and John Beauchamp from London, England. There were 1,000 sq. miles of land in the patent situated between the Penobscot River and the Muscongus River. Along Maine’s coast were several (more…)
If planning a trip to Maine this summer, plan on making stops at some of the entertainment hotspots in Waldo County Maine. There are many places here to go for great fun and wonderful food. There is only room to mention a few of them here. The locals will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Belfast, Maine, the County Seat of Waldo County, is well worth a visit. Belfast Harbor is beautiful, there is a wonderful Farmersâ€™ Market, take the kids to the skate park, go on overnight, or day kayaking tours (more…)
Located in the southern part of the state of Maine, Waldo County is a beautiful, family oriented place that offers residents and visitors alike many enjoyable things to see and do. Check out the following fun places to visit in Waldo County.
Waldo County offers several historical sites and museums such as the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. Children and adults alike can enjoy touring the historical buildings and sea captain’s houses and participating with the interactive displays and memorabilia.Additional (more…)
With Waldo County, Maine being so near the ocean, visitors are sure to find great restaurants in the area featuring fresh and tasty seafood. Check out the following five best restaurants in Waldo County, Maine.
Delvino’s Grill & Pasta House
Located on Main Street in Belfast, this Italian restaurant is a local favorite. Open daily, guests can enjoy great atmosphere, friendly service and scrumptious dishes like fried scallops, shrimp chowder or prime rib with baked sweet (more…)