|Maine House||District 144|
|Maine Senate||District 22|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 39.5|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 38.2|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
[GLEN-wood] is a plantation in Aroostook County, incorporated as a town on February 14, 1867 from Glenwood Plantation, organized for election purposes in 1863.
After only a year, it surrendered its status as a town from 1868 through early 1877. On March 5, 1877 it became formally organized as a plantation.
Glenwood contains most of Wytopitlock Lake (the balance is in T2 R4 WELS) and Orcutt Brook, which empties into it. In 2004 only a few camps were scattered along the rocky shore.
The Bureau of State Parks and Public Lands owns and maintains a boat launch in the shallow outlet cove, located in Glenwood. Wytopitlock Stream is the outlet and the start of a popular canoe trip.
According to George Varney in 1886,
The outlet [from the lake] of this stream, running southward, furnishes water-power occupied by a saw-mill for long and short lumber. The forests are principally of spruce and hemlock. The soil is yellow loam, yielding well with wheat and potatoes. Glenwood has three public schoolhouses [with a population n 1880 of 198].
Glenwood is subject to the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, which has identified critical areas as noted on the map below.
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Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.
Maine. Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “Wytopitlock Lake. http://www.state.me.us/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/aroostook/wytopitlock_lake.pdf (accessed March 13, 2014)
Maine. Land Use Regulation Commission. http://www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc/reference/zoning_maps/Aroostook/glenwood-plt_11x17.pdf (accessed March 13, 2014)
Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p. 253.