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Rockland City

Knox County, Maine

Photo: William A. Farnsworth Homestead, ca. 1854, 21 Elm Street, Rockland, ME. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Historic American Buildings Survey, James Replogle, Photographer, 1960, [HABS ME-77], memory.loc.gov, accessed July, 2015.

Rockland City Photo

Rockland City Hall is located at 270 Pleasant Street, Rockland, ME 04841.
Phone: 207‑594‑0300.


Rockland as described in 1937 [1]

Rockland separated from Thomaston and incorporated in 1848 as East Thomaston; it is a trading center and the shire town for Knox County. The many summer residents and visitors have been a good source of trade. The city fronts on the fine harbor that the Indians called Cattawamkeag (great landing place). Fishing, shipping, shipbuilding and limestone quarrying have been the chief industries of the past.

200 Broadway is the birthplace of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

  1. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Program, Maine: A Guide 'Down East,' Riverside Press, 1937, Maine Development Commission