Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Connor

Location Map for Connor

Location Map for Connor

Year Population
1970 575
1980 574
1990 468
2000 424
2010 457
Connor Population Chart 1880-2010

Population Trend 1880-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 47:00:00
W. Latitude 68:00:00
Maine House District 3
Maine Senate District 35
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 39.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 39.4
Population/sq.mi. (land) 11.6
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[CON-er] is an unorganized township in Aroostook County, organized as a plantation in 1877 from Letter K township, otherwise known as Letter K R2 or T15 R2. It then annexed land from Caribou in 1881, and was organized “for assessment of taxes” several times: 1883, 1892, and 1896.

On July 12, 1913 Connor was incorporated as a town. But the pressures of the Great Depression and World War II resulted in the surrender of its status as a town on March 30, 1945. (Connor’s population had peaked at 729 in 1940 and dropped to 630 in 1950.) Since then it has been governed by the state as a township.

A section Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in Connor, according to the refuge website in 2014,

abuts the northeastern edge of the ‘Northern Maine Forest’, an expanse of land encompassing millions of acres of forestland in northern Maine. . . . [It] offers exceptional canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Little Madawaska River in Connor, Maine. The river provides visitors with 3.5 miles of undisturbed solitude.

Jemtland Road in Connor (2003)

Jemtland Road in Connor (2003)

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