Holden is a small, New England town in Central Maine sitting amid rolling hills and overlooking the Penobscot River Valley.  Quiet rural living, excellent schools and the economic and cultural advantages of living near Bangor and Brewer have all contributed to Holden’s reputation as a wonderful place to raise a family.  

In the late 1700s, pioneers settled in the Holden area, setting up homesteads and small farms. Economic opportunities arrived when Holden became a stop along the stage coach route.  Inns, taverns, black smithies, ice cutting operations and general stores emerged to service those who traveled between Bangor and coastal towns.  Bangor’s dominance as an American lumber giant in the 1800s coincided with Holden residents becoming investors in ferries, landings and bridges on the Penobscot River.  

Today, economic activity centers on Route 1A, which bisects Holden and is the main thoroughfare between  Bangor  and  those traveling to Acadia National Park.  A variety of businesses provide services to both residents and visitors.  Holden is also influenced by the spirit of volunteerism exemplified by such organizations as the Holden Historical Society, the Old Town Hall Restoration Committee, the Conservation Committee and the Veterans War Memorial Committee. 

Whether you are a community member or a business partner, Holden's website provides a bundle of resources a click away.  Online car registrations, tax maps, business lists and public safety information are a few of the many online municipal services offered on our website.   

Enjoy exploring Holden's website and visit often!

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