Place:Washington, Maine, United States

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NameWashington
Alt namesWashingtonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates45.0°N 67.5°W
Located inMaine, United States     (1789 - )
See alsoAroostook, Maine, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, its population was 32,856. Its county seat is Machias.

It is sometimes referred to as "Sunrise County" because it is the easternmost county in the continental United States, and claims have been made that Washington County is where the sun first rises on the 48 contiguous states. Many small seaside communities have small-scale fishing-based economies. Tourism is also important along the county's shoreline, but it is not as important as elsewhere in the state. The blueberry crop plays a major role in the county's economy; nearly 85% of the world's supply of wild blueberries comes from Washington County.

Washington County was established on June 25, 1789. It borders the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1783 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1783 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1827 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1790 2,758
1800 4,461
1810 7,870
1820 12,744
1830 21,294
1840 28,327
1850 38,811
1860 42,534
1870 43,343
1880 44,484
1890 44,482
1900 45,232
1910 42,905
1920 41,709
1930 37,826
1940 37,767
1950 35,187
1960 32,908
1970 29,859
1980 34,963
1990 35,308

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External links

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