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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
Glenburn Population Chart 1830-2010

Population Trend 1830-2010

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.

Andy Butler Memorial Park in Glenburn (2014)

Andy Butler Memorial Park (2014) @

Model Village on the Sparkle Pond Road in Glenburn (2014)

Model Village on the Sparkle Pond Road (’14) @

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 Public Library (2014)

Glenburn Public Library (2014) @

Glenburn School and District Office (2014)

Glenburn School and District Office (2014) @

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 (’05)

The boot-shaped town is served by the extension of Bangor’s Broadway (Route 15) to Kenduskeag, and Route 221 to Hudson.

Follow the Pushaw Road north from Bangor to substantial frontage on Pushaw Lake at the villages of Sandy Beach and Lakeside Landing.

Town Office and Honor Roll (2014)

Town Office and Honor Roll (2014) @

Glenburn Fire Department (2012)

Glenburn Fire Department (2012)

Church in Glenburn (2014)

Church in Glenburn (2014) @

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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