Eddington, Maine

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Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.wikipedia
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Penobscot River

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Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.
The third is in Eddington (45.23667°N, -68.64917°W), 0.4 mi downstream from the Veazie Dam where the rivershed is 7764 sqmi.

Jonathan Eddy

The town was founded by and named after Jonathan Eddy, a militia captain in the French and Indian War, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, and the first magistrate in the area.
After the war, he established the community now known as Eddington, Maine in 1784, where he died.

Penobscot County, Maine

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Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.

Norman Kelley

Kelley was born and raised in Eddington, Maine, the oldest child of John Kelley and Janet Kelley (née Shiels) Kelley.

New England town

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Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.

Maine

MEState of MaineMaine, United States
Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.

French and Indian War

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The town was founded by and named after Jonathan Eddy, a militia captain in the French and Indian War, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, and the first magistrate in the area.

American Revolutionary War

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The town was founded by and named after Jonathan Eddy, a militia captain in the French and Indian War, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, and the first magistrate in the area.

Magistrate

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The town was founded by and named after Jonathan Eddy, a militia captain in the French and Indian War, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, and the first magistrate in the area.

Nova Scotia

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Eddy and most of the town's other original settlers migrated to the town from Nova Scotia, where they had supported the rebel cause against the majority British Loyalist population.

Loyalist (American Revolution)

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Eddy and most of the town's other original settlers migrated to the town from Nova Scotia, where they had supported the rebel cause against the majority British Loyalist population.

Battle of Fort Cumberland

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Eddy tried to make Nova Scotia - the 14th American colony - join the revolution by leading the Siege of Fort Cumberland.

District of Maine

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After the siege failed, Eddy and others emigrated to the District of Maine and were given land grants in present-day Eddington.

Battle of Machias (1777)

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Later in the war, Eddy successfully defended Maine from a British attack in the Battle of Machias (1777).

United States Census Bureau

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.54 sqmi, of which, 24.99 sqmi of it is land and 1.55 sqmi is water.

Census

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As of the census of 2010, there were 2,225 people, 930 households, and 643 families residing in the town.

Population density

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The population density was 89.0 PD/sqmi.

Marriage

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There were 930 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families.

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races.

Per capita income

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The per capita income for the town was $19,113.

Poverty threshold

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6.7% of the population and 3.2% of families were below the poverty line.