Saco is a city in York County, Maine. It is situated at the mouth of the Saco River, which is a popular destination for boaters. The population of the region is about 20,000 people.
The city was founded in 1631 by the Abenaki Indians who called it ‘Sigo’, meaning ‘land of the river with many falls.’ The Indians and the English settlers traded goods such as furs and lumber. The settlement was incorporated as a town in 1762 and named Saco, which is derived from the Abenaki word for ‘land of the river with many falls.’