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Moro Plantation

Location Map for Moro Plantation

Location Map, Moro Plantation

Year Population
1970 24
1980 30
1990 38
2000 63
2010 38
Moro Population Chart 1890-2010

Population Trend 1890-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 46:09:54
W. Latitude 68:22:24
Maine House District 145
Maine Senate District 2
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 36.7
Area sq. mi. (land) 35.6
Population/sq.mi. (land) 1.1
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only
Town Line Sign for Moro on Route 11 near Knowles Corner (2015)

Route 11 at Knowles Corner (2015) @

[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.

Tiny Cemetery on Route 11 in Moro Plantation (2014)

Tiny Cemetery, Rt. 11 (2014) @

Moro, which had been organized several times earlier for election purposes, was formed from townships T6 R5 and T6 R7 WELS.

The plantation is located about 24 miles west of Houlton, and north of Patten on Maine Route 11. It shares the Townline Road with Hersey.

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.

Bear Mountain Lodge on Route 11 in Moro Plantation for hunting and fishing (2014)

Bear Mt. Lodge, Route 11 @

Katahdin Lodge (2009)

Katahdin Lodge Rt 11 (2009) @

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.

Knowles Corner (2009)

Knowles Corner (2009)

Aroostook Scenic Highway (Rt. 11) (2009)

Aroostook Scenic Hwy  (2009)

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.

Garden on North Mill Road in Moro Plantation (2014)

Garden on North Mill Road in Moro (2014)

End of Improved North Mill Road in Moro (2014)

End of Improved North Mill Road (2014) @

Directional sign for the IAT (2014)

Directional sign for the IAT (2014) @

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.

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