is the eleventh most populous of the sixteen counties, located in mid-coast Maine, and was formed on July 3, 1827 from portions of Hancock, Kennebec, and Lincoln counties.
Several adjustments were made in the 19th century, resulting in the current boundary containing the City of Belfast and the towns of Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedom, Islesboro, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Lincolnville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo, Winterport.
See an 1859 map of the county in the Map Cabinet.
The county contains a deep-water port on Sears Island in Searsport and a historic fort at Fort Point State Park on Cape Jellison in Stockton Springs. Its eastern boundary is defined by the Penobscot River from Winterport to Penobscot Bay.
The City of Belfast is the County Seat, hosting the county government, courthouse, and the county jail.
In 2010, Waldo County’s population represented 2.9% of the state’s total, with a census count of 38,786 a 2.9% increase over 2000.
|Geography QuickFacts||Waldo County||Maine|
|Land area, 2000 (square miles)||729.73||30,861.55|
|Persons per square mile, 2000||49.7||41.3|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|
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