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Lincoln County, Maine

Wiscasset, Topsham and Warren are county towns. Lincoln county is bounded N. by the counties of Kennebec and Waldo, E. by Waldo county and Penobscot bay, S. by the Atlantic ocean, and W. by Cumberland county and Casco bay. Area about 950 square miles. This county is bounded on the ocean nearly fifty miles, and like the county of Hancock in this state, comprises an almost innumerable number of bays, coves, inlets, commodious harbors and fetile islands. The waters of the Muscongus, Damariscotta and Sheepscot pierce its centre, and the noble Kennebec finds all its Atlantic harbors in the county of Lincoln.

Considerable attention is paid to agriculture, for the soil is generally fertile and well adapted to the pursuit; but this county is essentially a maritime section of New England, possessing every requisition for foreign commerce, the coasting trade and fisheries. The tonnage of the three districts, Bath, Wiscasset, and Waldoborough, in 1837, was 93,347 tons. This county contained, in 1837, 84,000 sheep, and raised 37,963 bushels of wheat. Population, 1820, 53,189; 1830, 57,181; 1837, 60,226: 63 inhabitants to a square mile.

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