|Maine House||District 100|
|Maine Senate||District 10|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 36.5|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 36.3|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
Once known as Collegetown, the township had been donated to Bowdoin College.
Maine Routes 9 and U.S. Route 202 travel through the villages of Dixmont and Dixmont Center, with long views of the surrounding area, including locally known “Dixmont Hill,” actually Peaked Mountain.
The mountain can be seen for miles with its communications antennas a distinctive marker.
Dr. Elijah Dix, a substantial landowner in the area, bought the town (and Dixfield) which bears his name.
His son, Joseph, lived in Hampden where his daughter, the future social reformer, Dorothea Lynde Dix was born in 1802.
In 1804, Samuel Butman moved to Dixmont from Massachusetts.
He later became a member of the State constitutional convention, a legislator, and member of Congress.
In 1880 the population was 1,132, about what it was in 2010.
In 1886 Dixmont had two mills for long lumber, two shingle mills and one grist mill. It also had thirteen schoolhouses.
Form of Government:
Chadbourne, S. J. History of the Old Meetinghouse and New Union Church at East Dixmont. Maine. 1900.
Dixmont, 1807-2007. Dixmont, Me. Dixmont Historical Society Committee. 2007.
Toothaker, Llewellyn P. The History of Dixmont, Maine. Dixmont, Me. Bi-Centennial Committee. 1976.
Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p. 202.
National Register of Historic Places – Listings
Bussey, Louis I., School, U.S. 202
Dixmont Corner Church, US Route 202, Gothic Revival style, 1834-1835, United Methodist Church