|Maine House||District 13|
|Maine Senate||District 30|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 26.7|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 26.7|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
This unorganized township in Penobscot County was originally incorporated as a town on March 19, 1839, but was deorganized less than one hundred years later on January 1, 1938.
Located on the old stage route (now Route 116) along the Penobscot River from Old Town to Edinburg, it shares the Scottish origins of the latter, Argyle being a county in West Scotland.
One of the early settlers was John Buzzell, a grandson of John Buswell the first settler in Bangor in 1769, who arrived in 1810.
Current residents appear to value their privacy in this primarily wooded community with many mobile homes set back from the road.
The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission is, in effect, Argyle’s planning board, identifying sensitive natural areas and applying standards for appropriate development.
Buzzell Family. Family papers, 1856-1912. Special Collections, Fogler Library, University of Maine. Orono.
Maine. Land Use Regulation commission. “Land Use Map, Argyle Twp.” http://www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc/plans_maps_data/zoning_maps/maps/Penobscot/argyle-twp_11x17.pdf (accessed November 11, 2014)
Records of Births and Deaths in Trescott, Maine, Letter E Plantation, Maine and Argyle, Maine. 1953.