Ellsworth is a city in and the county seat of Hancock County, Maine, United States.The 2010 Census determined it had a population of 7,741. Ellsworth was Maine's fastest growing city from 2000–2010, with a growth rate of nearly 20 percent.
According to the history of the Passamaquoddy Indians, the Ellsworth area was originally inhabited by members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes: "Both groups speak closely related Algonquian languages, although anthropologists generally group the Passamaquoddies linguistically with the Maliseets and the Penobscots with the Abenakis.
In Ellsworth, you can go boating or fishing on the Union River or visit the Birdsacre/Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary. You can learn more about the town's history at the Telephone Museum or the Woodlawn Museum, a 180-acre estate that features a historic house museum, gardens and a public park. You can see the works of contemporary artists at the Courthouse Gallery Fine Art museum. You can also see a show at the Grand Theater.