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Dyer Brook

Southern Aroostook Community School (2014) @

Southern Aroostook Community School (2014) @

Location Map for Dyer Brook

Location Map for Dyer Brook

Year Population
1970 165
1980 275
1990 244
2000 199
2010 213
Dryer Brook Population Chart 1870-2010

Population Trend 1870-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 46:04:28
W. Latitude 68:13:12
Maine House District 145
Maine Senate District 2
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 38.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 38.5
Population/sq.mi. (land) 5.5
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only
Dyer Brook Community Church (2003)

Dyer Brook Community Church (2003) @

[DIYER BROOK] is a town in Aroostook County, organized as a plantation for election purposes as early as September 6, 1858. After several addition “organizations,” it was incorporated as a town on March 21, 1891.

The first settlement was in 1844 when Orrin Laughton same from Smyrna and built a log house. By 1880 the plantation had 40 voters.

Old Barn in Dyer Brook on Route 2 (2003)

Old Barn in Dyer Brook on Route 2 (2003)

Dyer Brook, so named for the stream that flows through it and into the Mattawamkeag River, is in the heart of potato country. Under economic pressure as are many northern Aroostook towns, it lost 18 percent of its population in the decade 1990-2000, though it regained about 6 percent by 2010.

Tractors and building on U.S. Rt. 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)

U.S. Rt. 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)

U.S. Route 2, in its eastern area, is the main road through the town and the only village, with Townline Road defining its northern boundary.  Few paved roads exist elsewhere.

Interstate 95 slices through just to the west of Route 2, but with no interchanges in the township.  A rail line is sandwiched between the two roads on its way north to Oakfield.

Town Office in former School on U.S. Rt. 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)Form of Government:

Town Meeting-Select Board-Manager.

Additional resources

Sanborn Map Company. Smyrna Mills, Aroostook County, Maine: including Oakfield & Dyer Brook.  New York : The Sanborn Map Company. c1931. (Cataloger Note: Includes location map. Includes index and index map on sheet.) [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]

Karsberg, Lenorma Ellis. The Ellis Family of Haynesville–Dyer Brook, Maine. Worcester, Mass. : L.E. Karsberg, c1983. [Bangor Public Library]


Hills and Fields on U.S. Rt. 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)

Hills and Fields on U.S. Rt. 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)
Barn on U.S. Rt. 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)

House and Barn on U.S. Route 2 in Dyer Brook (2014)

The small chapel-like building at the Dyer Brook Cemetery was removed after 2012.

Small Building at a Cemetery on U.S. Route 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)

Small Building at a Cemetery on U.S. Route 2 in Dyer Brook (2012)

Dyer Brook Cemetery on U.S. Route 2 in Dyer Brook (2014)

Dyer Brook Cemetery on U.S. Route 2 in Dyer Brook (2014)

Dyer Brook Picnic Area on U.S. Route 2 (2014)

Dyer Brook Picnic Area on U.S. Route 2 (2014)

Dyer Brook Picnic Area on U.S. Route 2 (2014)

Dyer Brook Picnic Area on U.S. Route 2 (2014)

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