Place:Machias, Washington, Maine, United States

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NameMachias
TypeTown
Coordinates44.7°N 67.45°W
Located inWashington, Maine, United States
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Machias is a town in and the county seat of Washington County in downeast Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 2,221. It is home to the University of Maine at Machias and Machias Valley Airport, a small public airport owned by the town. The word Machias roughly translates in Passamaquoddy as "bad little falls", a reference to the Machias River. Machias is best known as the site of the first naval battle in the American Revolution.

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