Introduction to Ellsworth, Maine
Ellsworth was originally inhabited by the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Indians. The city was first settled in by Europeans in the early 17th century. The area was highly affected by the French and Indian War. It was permanently settled in in 1763 by the English. It was first incorporated in 1798 as Sumner. It was renamed Ellsworth in 1800. The city was named after Oliver Ellsworth, the 3rd Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. It became the county seat of Hancock County in 1838.
Ellsworth and nearby Attractions
- Ellsworth Shopping Center
- Acadia National Park
- Colonel Black Mansion
- Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary
- New England Museum of Telephony
- Birdsacre Wildlife Sanctuary
Things To Do In Ellsworth
One can visit the Hancock County Law Library, the New England Museum of Telephony and the Colonel Black Mansion while in the city to learn more about the region’s history. The Jesse Beach and the Hales Beach offer several recreational facilities. The Ellsworth Waterford Park and Marina, the Birdsacre Wildlife Sanctuary and the Stanwood Homestead Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary are popular local tourist destinations.
Bangor International is the nearest major airport.
Ellsworth Higher Education
The University of Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College offer higher educational facilities.