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Glenburn

Location Map for Glenburn

Location Map for Glenburn

Year Population
1970 1,196
1980 2,319
1990 3,198
2000 3,964
2010 4,594
Geographic Data
N. Latitude 44:54:56
W. Latitude 68:51:20
Maine House District 102
Maine Senate District 10
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 29.3
Area sq. mi. (land) 27.2
Population/sqmi (land) 168.9
County: Penobscot

Total=land+water; Land=land only

Sign: Glenburn, Inc. 1822 (2005)[GLEN-burn] is a town in Penobscot County, incorporated on January 29, 1822 under the name of Dutton, changed to Glenburn in 1837.

Samuel Dutton held a major interest in the original township, T1 R3 NWP. He later became a Judge of Probate, a founder of Bangor Theological Seminary, and an agent for others owning land in the county.

According to Chadbourne, the current name comes from the Scottish glen, a narrow valley, and burn, a small stream in a narrow valley – Kenduskeag Stream.

Glenburn School and Superintendent's Office (2005)

Glenburn School and Superintendent’s Office (2005)

The town is becoming a major suburb of the Bangor area with population expanding nearly four-fold in the 40 years 1970-2010, and growing at a rate of 16 percent 2000-2010. Glenburn’s school contains the public library as well.

General Store on Route 15 (2005)

General Store on Rt. 15 (2005)

The boot-shaped town is served by the extension of Bangor’s Broadway, Route 15 leading to Kenduskeag, and Route 221 to Hudson. Following the Pushaw Road north from Bangor, one find access to Glenburn’s substantial frontage on Pushaw Lake at the villages of Sandy Beach and Lakeside Landing.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Council-Manager.

Additional sources

Berry, Clyde G. The Story of a Town: 1882 Glenburn 1972. Glenburn, Me. The Authors. 1972.

Chadbourne, Ava Harriet. Maine Place Names and The Peopling of its Towns.

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