Maine: An Encyclopedia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

New Limerick

Location Map for New Limerick

Location Map for New Limerick

Year Population
1970 427
1980 513
1990 524
2000 523
2010 510
New Limerick Population Chart 1820-2010

Population Trend 1820-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 46:07:05
W. Latitude 67:57:58
Maine House District 145
Maine Senate District 2
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 19.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 18.5
Population/sq.mi. (land) 27.6
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[LIM-ehr-ihk] is a town in Aroostook County, settled in 1775 and incorporated on March 18, 1837 from New Limerick Plantation.

It received it name from the fact that many of its settlers had previously lived in Limerick in York County at the southern end of the state.

"Watson Farms" Barn (2012)) N46° 7' 34.18" W68° 0' 29.12"

“Watson Farms” Barn (2012) @

Landscape along the County Road (2012)

Landscape on County Rd (2012) @

In the 1880’s the town had a large tannery, two saw mills, and a starch factory. It has frontage on Drew and Nickerson lakes, along with a half-dozen small ponds.

Cameron's Market on the County Road (2003)

Cameron’s Market on the County Road (2003)

Veterans Memorial on the County Road (2003)

Veterans Memorial (2003)

New Limerick across Nickerson Lake (2012)

New Limerick across Nickerson Lake (2012) @

The main village of the town, just west of Houlton, nearly surrounds Nickerson Lake, which it shares with Linneus, in the southeast portion of this half-township. The Meduxnekeag Lake is the source of the river by the same name, which flows eastward through the town to Houlton.

New Limerick is the birthplace of Dora Pinkham, the first woman to served in the Maine Legislature.

Farm with Productive Garden N46° 7' 44.5" W68° 6' 49.8"

Farm with Productive Garden (2012) @

U.S. Route 2, known as the “County Road,” runs west from Houlton through New Limerick on its way to Smyrna Mills.

The town is home to the Sharkadee Deer Farm, where people pay to “hunt” the deer within the confines of the property.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board-Manager.

Shakaree Red Deer Farm on Cunliffe Road (2003)

Shakaree Red Deer Farm on Cunliffe Road (2003)

Shakaree Red Deer Farm on Cunliffe Road (2003)

Shakaree Red Deer Farm on Cunliffe Road (2003)


Additional resources

Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1881. p. 387-388.

This entry was posted in Government, Cities & Towns and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
This entry was last modified: April 01, 2017 11:23 PM

One Response to New Limerick

  1. Craig Lougee says:

    I am related to Simeon Lougee, then Alpheus Felch Lougee then Oscar Alpheus Lougee, then Percy Oscar Lougee then my father Galen E Lougee born in Island Falls. Looking for any relatives still in the area and some of the old burial sites of my ancestors. Simeon moved up from Limerick Me in early to mid 1800’s.

    Any assistance will be appreciated, Craig Lougee

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *