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Cyr Plantation

Location Map for Cyr Plantation

Location Map for Cyr Plantation

Year Population
1970 155
1980 147
1990 142
2000 117
2010 103
Cyr Population Chart 1870-2010

Population Trend 1870-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 47:05:118
W. Latitude 67:59:14
Maine House District 148
Maine Senate District 1
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 38.4
Area sq. mi. (land) 38.4
Population/sq.mi. (land) 2.7
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[SEER] is a plantation in Aroostook County, settled in 1824.  Originally Township L R2,  it was organized for election purposes in 1857.

Cyr had its formal organization confirmed on March 12, 1870. A 1934 Governor Brann one-room schoolhouse has been moved from the Plantation and placed in the Acadian Village historic site in Van Buren.

In the 1880’s it had a population in excess of 500 supporting four public schoolhouses.

During the Civil War, this small community sent 25 men to aid the Union cause.  Eleven died in that conflict.

Cyr lies just southwest of Van Buren on U.S. Route 1. A community of open spaces and few people, agriculture is still a significant staple of its economy.

In many ways it functions as a small suburb of Van Buren.

The Cyr Plantation public lot is a 1,000-acre original public lot located southwest of the Town of Van Buren. The property is primarily forested with timber management comprising most of the use.

The parcel has 972 forested acres. Approximately 55% of these acres are mixed wood, with the remainder in softwood (30%) and hardwood (15%).

The west side of Moose Mountain contains a 5-acre stand of old growth spruce. The property has 76 acres of wetlands, with 50 acres in forested wetlands, and 26 acres in open wetlands.

The parcel contains a significant population of moose and 29 acres of wading bird and waterfowl habitat. There is also a 1.3-mile snowmobile club trail on the parcel.

Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.

Additional resources

Cyr Plantation Centennial, 1870-1970. Cyr Plantation Centennial Committee. 1970.

Maine. Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Bureau of Public Lands. “Northern Aroostook Region Management Plan.” Augusta, Me. 2007. https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/planning_and_acquisition/management_plans/docs/plan.pdf (accessed March 6, 2014)

Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. pp. 189-190.

East off Route U.S. 1 in Cyr Plantation (2003)

East off Route U.S. 1 in Cyr Plantation (2003)

North on Route U.S. 1 in Cyr Plantation (2003)

North on Route U.S. 1 in Cyr Plantation (2003)

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