|Maine House||District 97|
|Maine Senate||District 11|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 19.4|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 19.4|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
[WALL-dowe] is a town in Waldo County, first settled in 1811 by Henry Davidson.
Waldo Plantation was organized in 1821, followed by its incorporation as a town on March 17, 1845, all of which were named for Samuel Waldo the holder of a patent on large tracts of land in the area.
In 1880 the town had a”free-meetinghouse for religious users,” seven public schoolhouses, and a population of 664. It recently passed that number and has continued to grow.
This small community maintains some farming but has remnants of a stronger agricultural past.
The town of Waldo now hosts the Waldo County Waldo Regional Vocational Center, also known as the Waldo County Technical Center, seeking to provide training for new careers.
In 1950 the town reached its lowers population level since its first census in 1820. Beginning in the 1950s it has seen steady residential growth, approaching its record high in the 2010 census.
Located just northwest of Belfast, the town is served by Maine Routes 7, 131, 137 and 203.
The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railway passes through to its terminus in Belfast.
Mitchell, H. E. The Town Register: Lincolnville, Northport, Belmont, Morrill, Searsmont and Waldo, 1907. Brunswick, Me. The H. E. Mitchell Co. 1907.
Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p.555.