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Coplin Plantation

Location Map for Coplin Plantation

Location Map for Coplin Plantation

Year Population
1970 50
1980 111
1990 120
2000 135
2010 166
Coplin Population Chart 1860-2010

Population Trend 1860-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:05:01
W. Latitude 70:28:07
Maine House District 117
Maine Senate District 17
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 33.1
Area sq. mi. (land) 33.1
Population/sq.mi. (land) 5.0
County: Franklin

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[KOP-lin] is a plantation in Franklin County, organized on March 10, 1893 and reorganized on March 5, 1895. It is the successor to Jackson Plantation and Copelin (as it was spelled) Plantation both organized from time to time since 1845. The original township from which all these were organized was T1 R3 WBKP.

Spillover Motel (2012)

Spillover Motel (2012)

Coplin is just south of Flagstaff Lake on Maine Route 16 heading south from Stratton. The South Branch of the Dead River flows through the northwest corner on its way to the lake.

Two sections of Maine’s Public Reserved Lands, in the Flagstaff Region, lie within the plantation.  Coplin West, on its northwestern edge and accessible by Kennebago Road from Route 16, consists of  367 acres, including 140 acres forested wetland, 29 open wetland, 70 wading bird habitat, and 302 deer wintering areas. Coplin Central, near East Branch Road and Nash Stream, consists of 562 acres not distinguished by type.

Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.

Additional resources

Historical Records Survey (Maine). Inventory of the Town and City Archives of Maine: no. 4 Franklin County, vols. V & VI Coplin and Dallas. Portland, Me. The Historical Records Survey. 1939. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Maine State Library; Bangor Public Library]

Maine. Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. State Parks and Public Lands.  “Natural Resources Inventory – Flagstaff Region.” http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/planning_and_acquisition/management_plans/flagstaff_region/natural_resources_inventory.html (accessed March 5, 2014)

National Register of Historic Places – Listings

Coplin Plantation Schoolhouse, Maine Route 16, approximately 4.5 Southwest of junction of Maine Route 16 and Maine Route 27

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