Sedgwick Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Sedgwick, ME
Sedgwick is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The town includes the village of Sargentville.
The countryside around Sedgwick is a haven for birdwatchers, as well as an out-of-the-way tourist stop with several bed and breakfast locations.
It was one of six contiguous townships, each 6 miles square, granted by Massachusetts in 1761 to David Marsh and 359 others. Called by its Abenaki name Naskeag, meaning "the end or extremity," its first permanent European settler was Andrew Black in 1759. In 1789, the town was incorporated as Sedgwick, named after Major Robert Sedgwick, who in 1654 captured nearby Fort Pentagouet (now Castine) from the French.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 31.1 square miles, of which, 27.0 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles (13.06%) is water. Drained by the Benjamin River, which separates it from Brooklin, Sedgwick overlooks Penobscot Bay. The Deer Isle Bridge spans the Eggemoggin Reach, connecting Sedgwick to the towns of Deer Isle and Stonington.
As of the 2000 census, there were 1,102 people, 470 households, and 307 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.8 people per square mile. There were 671 housing units at an average density of 24.8 per square mile.
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