Hancock county. This town lies on the east side of Penobscot river, opposite to Orphan's Island. It lies 64 miles E. from Augusta and 12 W. from Ellsworth. Orland is finely watered by ponds and streams: it has a good soil, a pleasant village and great navigable facilities. Incorporated, 1800. Population, 1830, 975; 1837, 1,244.