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Blaine

Location Map for Blaine

Location Map for Blaine

Year Population
1970 903
1980 922
1990 784
2000 806
2010 726
Blaine Population Chart 1880-2010

Population Trend 1880-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 46:29:05
W. Latitude 67:50:55
Maine House District 146
Maine Senate District 2
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 18.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 18.5
Population/sq.mi. (land) 39.2
County: Aroostook

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.

Old Blaine Town Office (2003)

Old Blaine Town Office (2003)

Blaine Town Office and Garage (2003)

Blaine Town Office and Garage

Bucking the recent trend for Aroostook County towns to lose population, Blaine gained residents between 1990 and 2000, only to lose again by 2010.

Potato field on the Bubar Road (2003)

Potato Field, Bubar Road (’03)

U.S. Post Office in Blaine on U.S. Route 1 (2014)

Post Office on U.S. Rt. 1 (2014)

Situated in the heart of potato country, between Bridgewater and Mars Hill on Route 1, the town’s eastern boundary is shared with Canada, but with no border crossing.

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.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board-Manager.

Additional resources

*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]

Potato Blossom on the Bubar Road (2003)

Potato Blossom on the Bubar Road (2003)






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