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Knox

Location Map for Knox

Location Map for Knox

Year Population
1970 443
1980 558
1990 681
2000 747
2010 806
Kittery Population Chart 1790-2010

Population Trend 1790-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 44:31:02
W. Latitude 69:12:50
Maine House District 99
Maine Senate District 11
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 29.3
Area sq. mi. (land) 29.1
Population/sq.mi. (land) 27.7
County: Waldo

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[NOX] is a town in Waldo County, incorporated on February 12, 1819 from Knox Plantation. It annexed land from Thorndike and Montville in 1831 and 1833 respectively. It was named for Revolutionary War General and Commander of Artillery Henry Knox. Knox owned the Waldo Patent, a large tract of the land in the area.

Knox Town Office on Route 137 (2003)

Knox Town Office on Route 137 (2003)

Old Municipal Building (2005)

Old Municipal Building (2005)

In the southwest corner the Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area continues over the town line with adjoining Montville.

The town, a small but steadily growing community, lies northwest of Belfast on Maine Route 137. The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad passes through its northern tip.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board.

Additional resources

Vital records of Knox, Maine prior to 1892. Camden, Me. Picton Press. 1996.

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