Waldo county. A beautiful farming town, named in honor of Gen. Henry Knox, a patriot of the revolution, who died at Thomaston, 1806, aged 56. This is one of the many towns in Maine fast rising in wealth and respectability, by the fertility of the soil and industry of the people. It lies 32 miles N.E. by E. from Augusta and 14 S.W. from Belfast. Incorporated, 1819. Population, 1837, 815. Wheat crop, same year, 4,037 bushels.