Every week we feature a new hometown and share photos and facts using hashtags on social media. This week our #hashtag hometown is Monroe!

Located in Waldo county is this quant town full of history in war and Maine's mill industries.  Today it is home to more than 800 people but unlike many other Maine towns the population has changed drastically from the 1800's.

At one time there were more than 10 schools in the town to accommodate the children of the more than 1,000 residents. Today the town is a lot more quiet and a great place to escape the hustle and bustle.

The town offers many streams, marshes and small ponds which are great places to relax and a drive around town will show you many of the historic homes that still stand today!

Here are some of the great photos of the town we found on Instagram: