Dedham has an interesting historical origination, as it is located on the old stage route running from Bangor to Ellsworth, known at present as Route 1A.

The town hails a group of mountains. With Bald Mountain the highest at 1261 feet above sea level. Here ten mountains are clustered. Also known as the "Switzerland of America", these mountains are mostly of porphyrityc granite, and are for the most part, wooded.

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