Waterville, Maine

Waterville, Maine, on the west bank of the Kennebec River, is located in Kennebec CountyMaine. Waterville was originally part of Winslow, on the eastern bank of the Kennebec River across from Waterville. Waterville was incorporated on June 23, 1802 when residents on the west side of the Kennebec were unable to cross the river to attend town meetings.

Today, residents of both Winslow and Waterville can easily walk between the cities using The Ticonic Footbridge, usually called the Two Cent Bridge. It is a six-foot wide suspension bridge that traverses the Kennebec River between the cities. It is one of the oldest surviving wire-cable steel suspension bridges and is considered to be the last known toll footbridge in the United States.

Waterville, Maine, population 15,605 (U.S. Census), is inland, and like much of Kennebec County the area surrounding the city is rural in nature with abundant lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and rolling hills. The landscape provides residents and visitors numerous outdoor recreational opportunities. Waterville is also less than 20 miles from Augusta, allowing Waterville residents to take advantage of the numerous recreational attractions and activities in and around the state capital.

Downtown Waterville is home to numerous cultural assets, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House and Lebanese Heritage Mural, a tribute to Waterville's Lebanese community. Downtown Waterville also hosts the annual Maine International Film Festival and is home to the Maine Film Center.

Waterville Public Schools provides public education in the City of Waterville. Thomas College and Colby College provide Waterville residents both graduate and post-graduate higher educational opportunities without leaving the city. The Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield also serves the residents of Waterville, Maine.

Located on I-95, Waterville is easily accessible by automobile. Route 201, a major tourist and travel route also runs through the city. The Augusta State Airport, in Augusta, serves Waterville.

Hospitals that serve Waterville include Inland Hospital in the city, and the Maine General Medical Center, which has both Augusta and Waterville campuses.

Trial courts in the State of Maine consist of state courts and county courts. Superior Courts and District Courts are considered state courts, and Probate Courts are county courts. Waterville utilizes the Kennebec County Superior Court at 95 State Street, Augusta, ME. Superior Courts have jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, but generally only handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Superior Courts are the only courts that offer jury trials. The City of Waterville has a Kennebec County District Court located at 18 Colby St., Waterville, ME. Kennebec County Probate Court is at 95 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04330.