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Edinburg

Location Map for Edinburg

Location Map for Edinburg

Year Population
1970 67
1980 126
1990 107
2000 98
2010 131
Edinburg Population Chart 1840-2010

Population Trend 1840-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:10:35
W. Latitude 68:41:27
Maine House District 137
Maine Senate District 5
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 35.1
Area sq. mi. (land) 35.1
Population/sq.mi. (land) 3.7
County: Penobscot

Total=land+water; Land=land only

Sign: Town Line Edinburg (2005)[ED-ihn-burg] is a town in Penobscot County, incorporated on January 31, 1835 from portions of River Township T1 R8 and Old Indian Purchase WPR.

Settled in 1827, Edinburg is bounded on the east by the Penobscot River and lies opposite the entrance of the Passadumkeag River.

Island in the Penobscot River Near Edinburg (2005)

Island in the Penobscot River Near Edinburg (2005)

Penobscot River Near Edinburg (2005)

Penobscot River Near Edinburg (2005)

The river, attractions of rural life, and the proximity of the University of Maine and the City of Bangor to the south, may be the forces contributing to recent development in the community.

In 2005 an observer noted several new lots being cleared along the river, possibly accounting for the reversal of the two-decade (1980-2000) trend of Edinburg’s dwindling population.

South of Howland, the town is served by Maine Route 116, which hugs the west bank of the Penobscot. Interstate 95 travels through but has no exits in the town.

Medal of HonorCongressional Medal of Honor Winner

Civil War

ASBURY F. HAYNES


Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board.

Additional resources

Farnham, Charles M. Diaries, 1863-1864. (Cataloger Note: Diaries maintained by Charles M. Farnham in 1863 and 1864. In them he describes his experiences in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. while serving in the 7th Maine Infantry Regiment. Also included is a diary, 1912, of Emma Farnham, Charles Farnham’s wife, in which she describes the weather, her daily activities, etc. Charles M. Farnham was born around 1845. He lived in Edinburg. After the Civil War he was a selectman and town clerk in Edinburg and made his living as a farmer. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]

One of Several Lots Cleared Along the Penobscot River (2005)

One of Several Lots Cleared Along the Penobscot River (2005)

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