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Burnham

Location Map For Burnham

Location Map For Burnham

Year Population
1970 802
1980 951
1990 961
2000 1,142
2010 1,164
Burnham Population Chart 1830-2010

Burnham Population Chart 1830-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 44:41:06
W. Latitude 68:22:20
Maine House District 99
Maine Senate District 11
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 41.2
Area sq. mi. (land) 38.9
Population/sq.mi. (land) 29.9
County: Waldo

Total=land+water; Land=land only
Congressional Medal of Honor

Congressional Medal of Honor

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 (2006)

Pride Manufacturing (2006)

Burnham Community School (2006)

Community School (2006)

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.

Tracks at Burnham Junction (2006)

Tracks at Burnham Junction (2006)

Grain Storage Silos (2006)

Grain Storage Silos (2006)

Aging Cars Near the Junction (2006)

Aging Cars Near the Junction (2006)

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 Fire Station (2012)

Burnham Fire Station (2012)

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.

 

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board-Administrative Assistant.

National Register of Historic Places – Listings

Springdale Farm, Horseback Road, 0.5 miles south of Troy Road


Clair Goodblood Memorial (2006)

Clair Goodblood Memorial (2006)

Veterans Memorial Park (2006)

Individual Memorial Tiles (2006)

Memorial Tiles (2006)






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