Small, quiet and picturesque, Vienna (Vy-enna) is located across the
Kennebec County line, 22 miles northwest of Augusta and just down Rt.
41 from Farmington.
Vienna's natural resources include parts of nine different great ponds,
giving it scenic country splendor almost unmatched anywhere else. Primary
among them is Flying Pond, which serves as a summer refuge for people
from Farmington to New York City.
Flying Pond has a public boat ramp along Rt. 41. All of the ponds abound
in fishing, swimming and boating.
The town center is a cluster of town offices, a small store, post office,
fire station and Grange hall. There is also a convenience store/gas
station on Rt. 41.
Before its incorporation in 1802, Vienna once boasted three times its
present population of 500. It even had its own newspaper around 1850,
The Glenwood-Valley Times. A hotel, grist mill, carriage shop, general
store and millinery shop were among the once bustling industries of
Blueberries grow here. Residents work in surrounding communities, but
many of them are self employed, including a number of artists. There
is a working dairy farm and some wood harvesting and processing operations.
The Grange has suppers frequently, usually to overflow crowds, and
townspeople make their own entertainment by putting on an annual variety
and talent show and attending the Historical Society plays. There's
a large annual Memorial Day parade, followed by a service at the Mt.
Vernon town center.
The famous board game creator, Milton Bradley, grew up here and left
to go out into the world in his teen years. Carrie (Wills) Stevens and
her family lived on Vienna Mountain. She was a world-renowned fly-tier
who created the �Gray Ghost Fly.� A plaque honors her at Upper Dam,
Town profile: Incorporated in 1802; 500 residents. It sits across
the Kennebec County line, 22 miles northwest of Augusta.
Town offices: Rt. 41, 293-2087. Open by appointment only.
Selectmen: First and third Tues., at 6pm, town office.
Planning Board: Fourth Wed. at 7pm, town office.
Elections: Held at the town office in March.
Taxes: $19.20 on $1,000 of valuation.
Snow removal: Town
Animal Shelter: Donald Tibbetts, animal control officer, 293-2915.
Ambulance: 911 (emergency only)
Fire: 911 (emergency only).
Fire Chief: Jon Ljunggren, 293-2570.
Police: 911 (emergency only)
Kennebec Cty. Sheriff's Office: 623-3591.
Town Clerk: Rachel Meader, 293-2087