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Centerville

Location Map For Centerville

Location Map For Centerville

Year Population
1970 19
1980 28
1990 30
2000 26
2010 n.a.
Centerville Population Chart 1850-2000

Population Trend 1850-2000

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 44:45:53
W. Latitude 67:37:12
Maine House District 30
Maine Senate District 22
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 43.0
Area sq. mi. (land) 41.9
Population/sq.mi. (2000 Census) (land) 0.6
County: Washington

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[CEN-ter-vil] was a town in Washington County, incorporated on March 16, 1842 from township T23 ED. It was named to note its central location (at least on the east-west axis) in the County.

In 1886 it had a rail freight connection, now a recreational trail, with Machias.  The economy was based on two shingle mills, potatoes and hay.  In 1870 its population stood at 145; by 1880 it had plunged to 32, from which level it apparently never recovered.

Centerville had been the town with the smallest population in the state according to the 2000 census. It is now an unorganized township, having been dissolved as a town on July 1, 2004.

It has no State Route highways and only a few miles of paved roads. The small village is in the western edge of the township on Centerville Road.

Additional recources

Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1881. p. 169.

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