Living HereSomerset County is the 3rd largest county in the State of Maine in geographic land area and contains the 9th largest in population. The Kennebec River, 1 of the largest Maine river tributaries flows from north to south through the county and is used for commercial as well as recreational purposes. Somerset County also contains major ground transportation routes that support heavy commercial, tourist, and residential use.
U.S. Route 2 traverses Somerset County, which serves as the major east-west Connector Route from the I-95 Connector in Newport / Palmyra through to the White Mountains in New Hampshire and points beyond to Vermont, Up-State New York, and the Province of Ontario, Canada. Commercial, tourist, residential and much Canadian traffic also travels this route from New Brunswick, Canada to western Canadian Provinces.