See biographies by A. V. Douglas (1956) and C. W. Kilmister (1966); study by Sir E. Whittaker (1951); A. I. Miller, Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes (2005).
Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine. It is named after Jonathan Eddy, a captain in the French and Indian Wars, a colonel in American Revolutionary War, and the first magistrate in the area. Eddy and most of the town's other original settlers were from Nova Scotia, where they had supported George Washington and the Rebels against the majority British Loyalist population. Failing in their attempt make Nova Scotia the 14th Colony to join the Revolution, they emigrated to Maine and were given land grants in present-day Eddington.
As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,052.
There were 825 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $45,966. Males had a median income of $31,105 versus $22,445 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,113. 6.7% of the population and 3.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.