Waltham is a town in Hancock County, incorporated in 1833 and was was first settled in 1804 when all travel was by boat or canoe on the Union River, which flows through Graham Lake that has long frontage in the town. Name derived from Waltham Massachusetts
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Survey of 1876:
Waltham.—Incorporated (21 town) January 29, 1833. Population, 366. Wealth, per capita, $160. Derives its name from Waltham, Mass. This town was carved out of Mariaville. Its first settlers were Samuel Ingalls, Eben Jordan, Lebbeus and Eben Kingman, who settled here in 1805. Webb's brook, the outlet of Webb's, Scammon's, Abram's and Molasses ponds, affords a very valuable water power, which, if properly utilized, would build up a thriving village. Decennary loss, 8. State valuation, $44,092. U. S. valuation, $63,492.
Union soldiers, 37; State aid, $1,094; town bounty, $6,194 ; cost per recruit, $194.
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