|Maine House||District 91|
|Maine Senate||District 13|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 39.2|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 38.0|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
Originally honoring the Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam, the town later adopted George Washington as its namesake. The town’s web site summarizes its geographic dispersion and attractions:
The township consists of sections set in wooded, rolling terrain: Washington Village, West Washington, Razorville, East Washington, Stickney Corners, and Patrick and Cunningham Mountains to the North. Washington Pond and Crystal Pond are northwest of the Village. Many other beautiful ponds and streams such as Davis Stream, Little Medomak and Washington Brooks adorn this attractive rural community.
The 550-acre, four mile long Washington Pond is a major attraction for summer recreation. Also known as Medomak Lake, it is home to the Madomak Family Camp, started in 1904 as a boys camp. The short early 20th century vintage film, now preserved at Northeast Historic Film, The Ark at Medomak Camp illustrates the long history of recreation at the lake. Just close the new window tab to get back to the Encyclopedia.
Congressional Medal of Honor winner: Indian Wars
Alonzo Bowman, born June 15, 1848, was a sergeant in Company D, 6th U.S. Cavalry at Cibicu Creek, Arizona. He was cited for conspicuous and extraordinary bravery in attacking mutinous scouts on August 30, 1881, during the Indian Wars of that period. Bowman entered service at Washington Township. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on November 4, 1882.
Washington Pond and Crystal Pond provide a summer respite to many local and visiting people with cottages in the area.
Muddy Pond is a small, picturesque body of water on route 105.
Razorville is a village on the southwest end of Washington Pond. The main village is near the eastern shore of the lake. Maine Routes 17, 105, 126, 206, and 220 crisscross the town offering easy access to surrounding communities.
Jamison, L. Murray. Welcome to Washington Village, Formerly Putnam, est. 1811: In Honor of the American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976. Washington Bicentennial Committee and the Washington Historical Society. 1976. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Maine State Library]
Sesquicentennial Celebration, Washington, Maine, 1811-1961. [Maine State Library] Washington, Me. 1961.
Washington, Maine: People and Places: Personal Stories by Washington Residents. Rockland, Me. Maine Authors Publishing. c2011. [Maine State Library]