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Kennebec County, Maine

The Heart of the Kennebec
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Page Contents for Waterville, Maine

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Maine state capital is Augusta.
The population of Waterville is approximately 17,173 (1990), 15722 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,714 (1990), 6370 (2010).
The amount of land area in Waterville is 35.221 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.214 sq kilometers.
The distance from Waterville to Washington DC is 560 miles.
The distance to the Maine state capital is 15 miles. (as the crow flies)
Waterville is positioned 44.54 degrees north of the equator and 69.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.


just north of Augusta
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History & History Related Items

A History page for Waterville.
Waterville became an official town when it split off from Winslow on June 23, 1802, approved by the Massachusetts Legislature. There were 800 residents at the time. Later on February 26, 1873, West Waterville split off from Waterville to form its own town. On March 10, 1883, it changed its name to Oakland.
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The settling of Waterville

1653 by the English

The incorporation of Waterville

1802 (town). City Charter was adopted on January 23, 1888

Economy & Industry

Waterville, once mostly an industrial center, now has evolved into a town of a large economic base. Textiles continue to be an important part of the economy, but also seen are retail, service, academic, cultural and industrial aspects.
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Waterville City Government

Waterville City Hall
1 Common St.
Waterville, Maine 04901-6643
Phone: 207-873-7131

Waterville has a Mayor-Council form of government with a seven-member City Council, all elected by Wards.
Phone: 873-7131 ext. 29
Fax: 877-7539

Waterville Chamber

Chamber of Commerce Waterville, Maine 04901-6651
Phone: 207-873-3315

Waterville Organizations

Chamber of Commerce Waterville, Maine 04901-6651
Phone: 207-873-3315

Waterville Libraries

Waterville Public Library
73 Elm St.
Waterville, Maine 04901-6027
Phone: 207-872-5433

Waterville Schools

Waterville High School
1 Brooklyn Ave.
Waterville, Maine 04901-5399
Phone: 207-873-2751

Waterville Junior High School
120 W. River Rd.
Waterville, Maine 04901-5066
Phone: 207-873-2144

Colby College
150 Mayflower Hill Dr.
Waterville, Maine 04901-4799
Phone: 207-872-3000

Thomas College
180 W. River Rd.
Waterville, Maine 04901-5097
Phone: 207-873-0771



There are 12 square miles of land area in Waterville.

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