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Solon

Solon is a town in Som­er­set County, incor­po­rated on Feb­ru­ary 23, 1809 from the town­ship T1 R2 EKR.

Set­tled in 1782 by William Hilton of Wis­cas­set, it was named for one of the great sages of Ancient Greece, in keep­ing with its neigh­bor­ing town of Athens.

A sub­stan­tial num­ber of Indian arti­facts, includ­ing pot­tery, knife blades, pro­jec­tile points, and fire pits, have been dis­cov­ered at an appar­ent camp site near the Ken­nebec River.

Just below Caratunk Falls at Arnold’s Land­ing, Bene­dict Arnold and his army camped on Octo­ber 7, 1775 before car­ry­ing their boats around the falls.

Solon is located at the junc­tion of U.S. Route 201, 201A, and Maine Route 8. The Solon Hotel is a land­mark at the vil­lage center.

The South Solon Meet­ing House is a period piece well pre­served, with col­or­ful murals depict­ing reli­gious themes on the walls.

Pop­u­la­tion: 1061
Phone: 2076432541
Web­site: http://​www​.solon​.gov​of​fice​.com/

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