Place:Aroostook, Maine, United States

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Bradbury
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Bridgewater Corner
Bridgewater
Brown Corner
Buffalo
Burnt Landing
Burnt Mill
Butterfield Landing
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Carriveau Mill
Carson
Cary
Carys Mills
Castle Hill
Caswell
Chapman
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Clayton Lake
Colby
Cote Corner
Cropley Turn
Crouseville
Crystal
Daaquam
Daigle Mill
Daigle
Deadmans Corner
Dickey
Dudley
Dyer Brook
Eagle Lake
East Hodgdon
Easton Center
Easton Station
Easton
Estabrook Settlement
Estcourt Station
Estcourt
Fairmount
Fort Fairfield
Fort Kent Mills
Fort Kent
Four Corners
Fournier
Frenchville
Glenwood
Grand Isle
Grass Corner
Grassy Landing
Greenlaw Crossing
Grindstone
Griswold
Guerette
Halls Corner
Hamlin
Hammond
Harvey
Hawkins
Haynesville
Hersey
High Landing
Hill
Hillman
Hodgdon Corners
Hodgdon
Houlton
Hurd
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Island Falls
Jackins Settlement
Jemtland
Jewells Corner
Jones Mill
Keegan
Knowles Corner
Lac Frontiere
Lille
Limestone
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Little Canada
Littleton
Ludlow
Macwahoc
Madawaska
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Maple Grove
Mapleton
Margisen
Mars Hill
Masardis
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Morey Brow
Morris Corner
New Canada
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New Sweden Station
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North Bancroft
North Wade
Notre Dame
Oakfield
Orient
Ouellette
Oxbow
Parent
Perham
Plaisted
Plourde Mill
Portage Lake
Portage
Powers Corner
Presque Isle Junction
Presque Isle
Pride
Quimby
Rand Landing
Rands
Reed
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Robinsons
Round Mountain
Russell Crossing
Saint David
Saint John
Sawyer Corner
Selden
Sharp
Sheridan
Sherman Mills
Sherman
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Silver Ridge
Sinclair
Smyrna Center
Smyrna Mills
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Snow Settlement
Soldier Pond
Somers Corner
South Amity
South Bancroft
Squa Pan
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Stevensville
Stockholm
Sugar Hill
Sweden
Timoney
Upper Frenchville
Van Buren
Violette Settlement
Wade
Walker Settlement
Walker
Wallagrass
Washburn
Westfield
Westmanland
Weston
Wheelock Mill
Wheelock
Winterville
Woodbridge Corner
Woodland Center
Woodland
Wytopitlock
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Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. In 2010, its population was 71,870. Known locally in Maine simply as "The County," it is the largest American county by land area east of the Mississippi River (St. Louis County, Minnesota is larger by total area). Its seat is Houlton. As Maine's northernmost county, its northernmost village, Estcourt Station, is therefore also the northernmost community in New England and in the contiguous U.S. east of the Great Lakes. Aroostook County is known for its potato crops, as well as its Acadian culture. In the northernmost region of the county, which borders Madawaska County, New Brunswick, many of the residents are bilingual (English and French). The county is also an emerging hub for wind power.

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History

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Aroostook County was formed in 1839 from parts of Penobscot and Washington counties. In 1843, Aroostook gained land from Penobscot County; in 1844, Aroostook again gained land from Penobscot, plus it exchanged land with Piscataquis County. In 1889, Aroostook gained slightly from Penobscot, but gave back the land in 1903 when Aroostook County gained its final form. Some of the territory in this county was part of the land dispute that led to the "Aroostook War".

This was also the last state entered before entering Canada through the Underground Railroad. Slaves would meet and hide just outside Aroostook or in deserted areas. Friends Quaker Church near Fort Fairfield was often a final stop.

During the post World War II era, much of Aroostook County's economy was dominated by military spending. In 1947, the Limestone Army Air Field was built in Limestone, Maine. It began use in 1953 and was renamed the Loring Air Force Base. Aroostook County was chosen due to its strategic location as the closest point in the Continental United States to Europe. The 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommended closure of Loring and the Base closed in 1994.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 9,413
1850 12,529
1860 22,479
1870 29,609
1880 41,700
1890 49,589
1900 60,744
1910 74,664
1920 81,728
1930 87,843
1940 94,436
1950 96,039
1960 106,064
1970 92,463
1980 91,331
1990 86,936

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www.aroostook.me.us/


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