is the twelfth most populous of the sixteen counties, located in southern mid-coast Maine. Formed on April 4, 1854 from a portion of Lincoln County.
All its initial municipalities still comprise the county: the City of Bath and the towns of Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Perkins, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Woolwich. The only exception is that Perkins, while within the county, is now an unincorporated township since March 1, 1918.
See an 1858 map of the county in the Map Cabinet.
Perkins, which consists of Swan Island and Little Swan Island in the Kennebec River near Richmond, is home to the Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area, owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
The only boundary change came in 1891 when Phippsburg’s Ragged Island was transferred to Harpswell, in Cumberland County.
The City of Bath is the County Seat, hosting the county government and courthouse. It shares the Two Bridges Regional Jail, located in Wiscasset, that serves both Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.
In 2010, Sagadahoc’s County’s population represented 2.7% of the state’s total, with a census count of35,293 a 0.2% increase over 2000.
|Geography QuickFacts||Sagadahoc County||Maine|
|Land area, 2000 (square miles)||253.90||30,861.55|
|Persons per square mile, 2000||138.6||41.3|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area:Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metro Area|
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