West Bath, Maine
West Bath is located on the Maine coast between Brunswick and Bath, approximately 35 miles north of Portland on Route 1. Crossing the New Meadows River, West Bath is the gateway to Sagadahoc County. All areas of town can be reached from the New Meadows Road exits from northbound or southbound Route 1. Winnegance Carrying Place, located between Winnegance Creek on the Kennebec River and Winnegance Bay on the New Meadow River, was a busy canoe portage for the Kennebec Abenaki Indians. The area was first a portion of Georgetown, incorporated in 1716, then of Bath, incorporated in 1781. West Bath was set off and incorporated as a town on February 14, 1844. When the population was 603 in 1858, industries included a gristmill, sawmill and clapboard, shingle and lath machines. West Bath is today a suburb of Bath and Brunswick.