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Covering an area of 31.6 square miles, this town of approximately 3298 sits on the west bank of the Kennebec River.  Originally settled in 1649, Richmond is one of the oldest towns in Maine. Its prime river location made it a desirable location for manufacturing and mills, resulting in traditional brick buildings that dot the downtown center.  Outside of the downtown, Richmond’s rolling hills and broad open spaces create an inviting environment for residents and visitors alike.   

Birders, nature lovers, hikers and campers can visit Swan Island, home to many wildlife species and birds including nesting bald eagles and white-tailed deer.  Walk, hike and explore the trails of this 4-mile long island that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Access is available via transportation provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Richmond Village, the heart of the downtown center, is currently enjoying a downtown revitalization.  Richmond offers a business friendly environment for both existing businesses and those looking to move to the area.

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