|Maine House||District 99|
|Maine Senate||District 11|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 41.2|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 38.9|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
Burnham Medal Winner:
Korean War: Clair Goodblood
[BURN-uhm] Town in Waldo County, incorporated on February 4, 1824 from Twenty Five Mile Plantation. In 1873 it annexed part of Clinton Gore to complete its current area.
Burnham, on the Sebasticook River, lies between Pittsfield and Clinton connected by Maine Routes 11 and 100. The town, which saw a 19 percent population growth rate in the 1990-2000 decade, fronts on the northwestern shore of Unity Pond where its second largest settlement is located.
Pride Manufacturing is a wood products company. Founded in 1930, it bought an empty factory in Guilford in 1956. Then in 1992 it purchased the Ethan Allen complex in Burnham. With this acquisition, the Guilford facility was able to gain some much needed space, and a new, state-of-the-art Sawmill was built in Burnham.
Burnham Junction marks the intersection of the Maine Central with the northern terminus of the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad. The storage silos and the aging rail cars linger at the Junction.
Burnham’s Veterans Memorial consists of a small park remembering those who served, including a special recognition of Clair Goodblood, its Congressional Medal of Honor Winner.
National Register of Historic Places – Listings
Springdale Farm, Horseback Road, 0.5 miles south of Troy Road