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

A town with ties to Stephen King, Hannibal Hamlin and Ricky Craven, and a deadly military battle in the war of 1812! Hampden is one of those little, big towns. It's a big town with small town feel!

Coming for a visit or just passing through, be sure to stop and get some food at one of the favorite local eateries like Angelo's, McLaughlin's at the Marina, Angler's or Pat's Pizza!

If you are just passing through, be sure to take rt 1A if possible to see some of the more beautiful houses in the state. If you like historic mansions with waterfront views and windows galore, you will see a bundle of them as you drive this route!

Speaking of history, there is tons of it here! From the war of 1812 to historic figures this town has it covered.

Here are some photos of #Hampden we found on Instagram: