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Glenwood

Location Map for Glenwood

Location Map for Glenwood

Year Population
1970 9
1980 7
1990 8
2000 0
2010 3
Glenwood Population Chart 1870-2010

Population Trend 1870-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:48:28
W. Latitude 68:06:08
Maine House District 144
Maine Senate District 22
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 39.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 38.2
Population/sq.mi. (land) 0.1
County: Aroostook

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].

Its prime road is that linking U.S. Route 2A in its southeast corner, through T2 T4 WELS Township to U.S. Route 2 in Silver Ridge Township eight miles to the west.

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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Glenwood Plantation Land Use Guidance Map 2014

Glenwood Plantation Land Use Guidance Map 2014

Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.

Additional resources

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.

 

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