|Maine House||District 144|
|Maine Senate||District 2|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 19.0|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 19.0|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
[KARRY] is a plantation in Aroostook County whose organizational status was confirmed on March 5, 1895. It had several legislative “organizations” as a plantation (1849, 1854, 1859 under the name T11 R1 WELS. The 1880 population was 413; in 1890, 390.
The name is in honor of Shepard Cary, a prominent lumberman in the area, State Legislator and member of Congress.
A substantial portion of the Lt. Gordon Manuel Wildlife Management Area, shared with Hodgdon, lies in the northwestern portion. In general, these areas are open for recreational use and enjoyment, according to the Maine Department of Inland fisheries and Wildlife.
The plantation, bordered on the east by New Brunswick, Canada, is split by U.S. Route 1 about ten miles south of Houlton.
Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.
Maher, Hilda. Folklore: Folk Hero John Stockford; legends of Pirate’s Cove; ghost, witch and devil stories; forerunners; jokes and anecdotes; tall tales; George Knox stories. Orono, Me. Hilda Maher. 1962. [Material was acquired for the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine, Orono. Completed for UM course: Comparative literature 180 Fieldwork done in Amity, Cary, Hodgdon and Houlton, Maine.]