|Maine House||District 146|
|Maine Senate||District 2|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 18.5|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 18.5|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
[BLAAN] is a town in Aroostook County, incorporated on February 10, 1874 from the former Alva Plantation, which itself was organized on April 21, 1862. The town was named for Maine politician James G. Blaine.*
Blaine is a “half-township” town, forming a rectangle only half the size of the typical 6-mile by 6-mile square township.
Bucking the recent trend for Aroostook County towns to lose population, Blaine gained residents between 1990 and 2000, only to lose again by 2010.
The village of Robinsons is at the end of a small pond formed by the Prestile Stream. Once a stage coach stop on the Houlton to Presque Isle route, Blaine village shares a Main Street, also Route 1, with nearby Mars Hill.
*See Glossary, source number 7.
Community development plan for the town of Blaine including the village of Robinson, Aroostook County, Maine. Blaine, Me. Planning Board?. 1972. [Maine State Library]
Sanborn Map Company. Blaine, Aroostook County, Maine: Including Robinsons, Me. New York. The Company. c1925. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]