Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake's first European settlers were Sefroid Nadeau, a Canadian Frenchman, and Richard Woods, an Irishman, who came in 1840. The name of the town is said to come from "the numerous white-headed eagles which frequented the place." "When Major Hastings Strickland set out in 1839 with his soldiers for the northeastern border of Maine, they encamped on the border of an unnamed lake. They were impressed by the flock of white-headed eagles flying over the lake and decided to name it Eagle Lake." Eagle Lake was organized as a plantation in 1856, and incorporated as a town in 1911. (Varney, p.207; Chadbourne, p.522)

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