Waterville Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Waterville, ME
Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. Home to Colby College and Thomas College, Waterville is the regional commercial, medical and cultural center.
The area of Waterville was once inhabited by the Canibas tribe of Abenaki Indians. Called Taconnet after Chief Taconnet, the main village was located at what is now Winslow, on the east bank of the Kennebec River at its confluence with the Sebasticook River. Known as Ticonic by English settlers, it was burned in 1692 during King William's War, after which the Canibas tribe abandoned the area. Fort Halifax was built by General John Winslow in 1754, and the last skirmish with Indians occurred on May 18, 1757.
The township would be organized as Kingfield Plantation, then incorporated in 1771 as Winslow. Waterville was set off from Winslow and incorporated on June 23, 1802 when residents on the west side of the Kennebec found themselves unable to cross the river to attend town meetings.
West Waterville (renamed Oakland) was set off as a town in 1873. Waterville was incorporated as a city on January 12, 1888.
According to the US census, the city has a total area of 14.1 square miles, of which 13.6 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles (3.35%) is water. Situated beside the Kennebec River, Waterville is drained by the Messalonskee Stream.
As of the 2010 census, there were 15,722 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 6,218 households, and 3,370 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,148.7 people per square mile. There were 6,819 housing units at an average density of 501.9 per square mile.
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