Penobscot county. Hampden lies on the west side of Penobscot, below and adjoining Bangor. It is also watered by the Sowadabscook river, a large and valuable mill stream. This is an important township in its commerce on the Penobscot, its manufacture of lumber, and its agricultural productions. It is one of the most flourishing towns on the river. The quantity of wheat produced by the farmers, in 1837, was 5,664 bushels. Population, 1830, 2,020; 1837, 2,520. Hampden is 6 miles S. from Bangor and 62 E.N.E. from Augusta.