|Maine House||District 145|
|Maine Senate||District 2|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 36.7|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 35.6|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
[MOR-roo (like borrow)] is a plantation in Aroostook County, organized formally on April 29, 1891 from a portion of Rockabema Plantation. The area was settled in 1837; by 1880 its population was a robust 171, compared to recent history.
Moro, which had been organized several times earlier for election purposes, was formed from townships T6 R5 and T6 R7 WELS.
The heavily wooded area supports hunting, guides, and hunting lodges. Katahdin and Bear Mountain Lodges are on the Aroostook Scenic Highway (Route 11), far removed from centers of population.
Knowles Corner, on the northern boundary, is at the intersection of Maine Routes 11 and 212. The latter leads to Smyrna Mills in the south.
Rockabema Lake, the source of the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River, occupies the north central portion of the township. A Scattering of small ponds lie just north of the lake, providing a fine source of fishing.
With no other improved roads in the township except Route 11, North Mill Road pokes into the southern portion. It once continued to become South Mill Road, but in 2014, with only a handful of homes, it faded into the woods.
The International Appalachian Trail follows the Townline Road. This sign is on the road approaching Route 11, which requires a left turn to hike through Hersey before moving on to Mount Chase.
Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.