Somerville is located in Lincol n County, incorporated on March 25, 1858 from Patricktown Plantation. The plantation had existed at least since 1813. On April 17, 1937, in the depth of the Depression, the town surrendered its organization. It returned to its status as a town on February 6, 1974.
The Sheepscot River runs through the western portion of the town, and through Somerville Village itself. It widens into Long Pond (once known as Patricktown Pond), on which the town has substantial frontage. Smaller James Pond sits in the northwestern corner.
This rural town has had a small, but growing population. Since the 1970’s it has grown to two and a half times its size then