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#Hashtag Hometown of the Week: Orrington

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

Beautiful sights back at the old stomping grounds today

A photo posted by Sarah (@sarahseespinetrees) on

This hometown is the south-eastern most town in Penobscot county with tons of recreational land and bodies of water. The town is home to about 3,700 and is a town thousands travel through for work or tourism.

The settlers of Orrington in 1812 could have used auto-correct as the towns current name was actually a typo. The town was supposed to be called Orangetown after Orangetown, Maryland. We like Orrington better anyway.

Popular spots in town are Snows Corner where you can get pizza, gas, donuts and do some banking. The area of Bob’s Kozy Korner is also a hub with the popular store, fire department, and church.

The town has no shortage of things to do, especially in the summer with many events and community fun. Be sure to follow Wiswell Farm for updates on some of the best things going on in Orrington including the ‘Endless Community Yardsale’, and ‘Old Home Days’. Orrington is also famous due to the popularity of Stephen King’s book, ‘Pet Semetery’, based on his experiences living in Orrington.

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

| catching the last bit of natural light outside under my grampa's apple tree. this cool place? maine |

A photo posted by Caroline Clark (@readingincoolplaces) on

It may be odd, but I really love small town post offices! #orringtonmaine

A photo posted by Hailey Crabtree (@haileytashcrabtree) on

#maine #orringtonmaine #autumninmaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #golfcourse #golf

A photo posted by Victoria (@vickithtoria) on

Oh hiiii

A photo posted by Micah McBrine (@micah_mcbrine) on

#swettspond #readyforsummer #mainelife

A photo posted by Denise (@deniseeapplin) on

#discgolf #maine

A photo posted by Kelly Margaret (@kellymargaretobrien) on

CarpeDiem #icefishing #lake #maine #winter #skyporn #orrington #sunset #january #igersmaine #fishME

A photo posted by Lauren Bucci ❤⚓ (@fotophan) on

What do you love about Orrington?!

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