|Maine House||District 117|
|Maine Senate||District 17|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 33.1|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 33.1|
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.
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.
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