Photo: Captain Daniel Holden House, ca. 1806, 24 Elm Street, Topsham, Sagadahoc County, ME. This structure is an outstanding example of an early 19th century Maine house. It was probably partially built and decorated, by Samuel Melcher III, carpenter-builder of Brunswick. Melcher was typical of the coastal builders of Maine who were both shipbuilders and housewrights. Of particular interest is the restraint of interior detail, large second-floor ballroom, and the stairways. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Photographed by Gerda Peterich, 1962, Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS ME-116], memory.loc.gov, accessed September, 2014.
Sagadahoc County administrative offices are located at 752 High Street, Bath, ME 04530; phone: 207-443-8200.
The county was established from part of Lincoln County in 1854. The name comes from a Native American Indian word meaning mouth of the big river.