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Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, located on the west bank of the Kennebec River.  Waterville is rich in history and traditions. Vacationers are cordially invited to Beautiful Downtown Waterville to enjoy its numerous arts and cultural opportunities, including the magnificent Opera House. From art and music to theater productions, Downtown Waterville offers something for everyone. A visitor would find diverse dining options, including authentic and specialty cuisine, as well as American fare, fresh seafood, and much more. A wide array of products, including those Maine-made, can be found in a unique variety of shops. Waterville is a great place to visit.

  • Located just 20 miles northeast of Augusta, Waterville is also situated along the Kennebec River. Urban facilities, shopping centers, department stores. Home to Colby College and Thomas College.
  • Once inhabited by an Abenaki Indian tribe, it was called "Taconnet" after Chief Taconnet, and was known by that name by English settlers who arrived there in the 1600s. 
  • Fort Halifax was built by General John Winslow in 1754, and the last skirmish with Indians occurred in 1757. The township was incorporated as Winslow, after General Winslow, in 1771. 
  • Waterville was set apart from Winslow and incorporated in 1802. Early industries included fishing, lumbering, agriculture and ship building. By the early 1900s, manufacturing companies, including many factories, were established, the Kennebec River providing water power for mills. 

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