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Considering a move to Hampden, Maine?
Hampden is a small city with a population of a little over 7,200 just a little over 6 miles away from Bangor. Hampden is a sleepy little town with the option to drive about 10 minutes to downtown Bangor for city amenities.
Some interesting history about Hampden. During the War of 1812, on September 3, 1814, about 400 local militia under the command of Brigadier General John Blake of nearby Brewer attempted to hold off a superior force of British regulars at Hampden. The American line, however, collapsed before a charge and was quickly routed. The Americans suffered one fatality with eleven wounded, and the British lost two (one an officer). A civilian spectator was also killed. The British fleet, which under command of Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (then lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia) had recently captured Castine, looted Hampden and nearby Bangor. They there trying to capture the USS Adams, a frigate with 750 men who had fled up the Penobscot River and anchored at Hampden. The crew of Adams, under Captain Charles Morris, burned the ship to prevent her capture and subsequently escaped overland.
General Blake and two other officers, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Grant of Hampden and Major Joshua Chamberlain of Brewer, were court-martialed in Bangor in 1816 for their part in the defeat. Blake and Chamberlain were both exonerated, but Grant was cashiered.
So, if being able to get away from other people but still being able to have a night out on the town all within 10 minutes of each other sounds like what you like give Jake a call at (207) 907-9861.