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Bancroft

Welcome to Bancroft Sign (2017)

Location Map for Bancroft

Location Map for Bancroft

Year Population
1970 53
1980 61
1990 66
2000 61
2010 68
Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:41:10
W. Latitude 67:58:35
Maine House District 144
Maine Senate District 2
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 40.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 40.0
Population/sq.mi. (land) 1.7
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only

is a town in Aroostook County, incorporated on February 05, 1889 as a town from Bancroft Plantation, which itself was formed from the unorganized township of Baskenhegan Gore, T1 R2. The railroad has been a presence in the village for many years.

Rails to the Bridge over the Mattawamkeag (2017)

Railroad Tracks through the Village (2017)

The Baskenhegan Stream flows through the town eventually emptying into Baskenhegan Lake in Brookton Township in Washington County.

Rising from Mattawamkeag Lake many miles to the north, the Mattawamkeag River flows through the town and passes the main village of Bancroft. Modest homes are seen on School House Road, near the river.  The well kept one-room school is a reminder of a community institution long since shuttered.

School House Road (2017)

School House Road (2017)

The School House (2017)

The School House (2017)

The town’s veterans memorial recalls the individuals who served in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.  Presented on Memorial Day in 1998, it was a gift from “Bancroft Helping Hand.”

Bancroft Veterans Memorial (2017)

Bancroft Veterans Memorial (2017)

The Mattawamkeag River (2017)

The Mattawamkeag River (2017)

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board.

Bancroft Population Chart 1850-2010

Population Trend 1850-2010






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