Place:Piscataquis, Maine, United States

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Piscataquis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, its population was 17,535, making it Maine's least-populous county. Its county seat is Dover-Foxcroft.

Piscataquis County was incorporated on 23 March 1838, taken from the western part of Penobscot County and the eastern part of Somerset County. It is located at the geographic center of Maine. Originally it extended north to the Canadian border, but in 1844 its northern portion was annexed by Aroostook County. In land area, Piscataquis is one of the largest U.S. counties east of the Mississippi River. It is also one of two counties in the Northeast (and seven counties east of the Mississippi River) that meets Frederick Jackson Turner's requirements for "frontier" country - that is, having fewer than six inhabitants per square mile, the other being Hamilton County, New York.

Piscataquis is an Abenaki word meaning "branch of the river" or "at the river branch."

Baxter State Park, a large wilderness preserve, is located in Piscataquis County.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage 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 13,138
1850 14,735
1860 15,032
1870 14,403
1880 14,872
1890 16,134
1900 16,949
1910 19,887
1920 20,554
1930 18,231
1940 18,467
1950 18,617
1960 17,379
1970 16,285
1980 17,634
1990 18,653

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