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Nashville

Location Map for Nashville

Location Map for Nashville

Year Population
1970 50
1980 48
1990 43
2000 55
2010 46
Nashville Population Chart 1880-2010

Population Trend 1880-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 46:41:57
W. Latitude 68:29:50
Maine House District 151
Maine Senate District 1
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 35.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 35.1
Population/sq.mi. (land) 1.3
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[NASH-vil] is a plantation in Aroostook County, organized for election purposes on June 25, 1860 from township T12 R6 WELS. It was then organized for general purposes in 1873 and again in 1889 before its status was finally confirmed by the legislature in 1895.

Located northwest of Ashland and south of Portage Lake on Route 11, Nashville is within the North Maine Woods management area.

According to the Northern Aroostook Region Management Plan, “The scenic byway is also a working byway. Route 11 is one of the oldest roads in northern Maine, constructed in concert with railroad expansion into north woods to access timber products for lumber and paper mills to the south. This corridor continues today as a critical transportation resource for the forest products industry throughout the region.”

Little Machias Lake, through which the Little Machias River runs, is in the northwest corner of the plantation.

According to the Aroostook Hills Region Management Plan, Nashville hosts two lots of Maine’s Public Reserved Land.  Both were acquired by the state in 1849.

All water in the [657 acre North] Lot eventually flows into the Aroostook River and there are 23 acres of forested wetland. The northwest corner of the Lot has 54 acres of zoned deer wintering area, connected to a much larger system of deer wintering area.

Most of the [319 acre South] Lot was cut heavily in 1980 in response to the spruce budworm outbreak. A small harvest in 1998 targeted some dying spruce and low quality hardwoods. Currently, the Lot is 41 percent hardwood, 8 percent mixed wood, and 51 percent softwood. . . .  Quality is average for the softwoods and below average for hardwoods. The Lot has regenerated well, and is two-storied, with the overstory containing multiple age classes. It is capable of producing quality timber over time.

Overall about 10% of the acreage is reserved for wildlife, with the remainder allocated to timber management and harvesting.

Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.

Additional resources

Maine Department of Conservation. Bureau of Parks and Lands. Aroostook Hills Region Management Plan. August, 2009. http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/planning/aroostook/documents/AroostookHillsFinalPlan.pdf (accessed January 30, 2012)

Maine Department of Conservation. Bureau of Parks and Lands. Northern Aroostook Region Management Plan. June, 2007. https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/planning_and_acquisition/management_plans/docs/plan.pdf (accesses March 26, 2014)

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