Introduction to Rockland, Maine
Rockland was once inhabited by the Abenaki Indians. It was originally known as Catawamteak, which means "great landing place." John Lermond built a camp in this area in 1767 to produce pine lumber and oak staves. At that time it was known as Lermond's Cove. It was renamed Shore village in 1777 and became the town of East Thomaston on July 28, 1848. The name was changed to Rockland in 1850. It was incorporated as a city in 1854.
Rockland and nearby Attractions
- Farnsworth Art Museum
- Owls Head Transportation Museum
- Shore Village Museum
- Birch Point State Park
- Warren Island State Park
- Camden Hills State Park
Things To Do In Rockland
Rockland is home to several parks and open spaces, including the Harbor Park, J C Park, the Rockland Recreation Building and Playground and the Wasgett Field. The Main Street Historic District and Rockland Residential Historic District are also worth visiting. The Rockland Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers. One can also visit the Shore Village Museum and the William A Farnsworth Art Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Rockland Shopping Center and the Rockland Plaza Shopping Center.
Bangor International is the nearest major airport.
Rockland Higher Education
The University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of New England-University Campus and several others provide facilities for higher education.