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Forks Plantation, The

Location Map for The Forks

Location Map for The Forks

Year Population
1970 52
1980 90
1990 30
2000 35
2010 37
The Forks Population Chart 1840-2010

Population Trend 1840-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:15:57
W. Latitude 69:54:56
Maine House District 118
Maine Senate District 3
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 41.5
Area sq. mi. (land) 39.6
Population/sq.mi. (land) .9
County: Somerset

Total=land+water; Land=land only
Sign for The Forks

Sign for The Forks

a plantation in Somerset County, formerly the township T1 R4 BKP, EKR, was organized November 2, 1840, with confirmation twice later in 1859 and 1895.

The Dead (upper center) and Kennebec (right) rivers join at The Forks

The Dead (upper center) and Kennebec (right) rivers join at The Forks

The Forks village is at the confluence of the Kennebec and Dead Rivers.

With the Kennebec on its west, and the full length of Moxie Pond on its east, the area does nor lack for fishing opportunities.

Pleasant Pond

Pleasant Pond

Pleasant Pond

Pleasant Pond

View from Pleasant Pond Mountain

From Pleasant Pond Mountain

View from Pleasant Pond Mountain

From Pleasant Pond Mountain

Appalachian Trail southbound hikers enter from Caratunk at the southeast corner of the plantation at the very southern tip of Moxie Pond, trekking over Middle Mountain, then north of Pleasant Pond over Pleasant Pond Mountain before reentering Caratunk.

In this unique case, the next town north or south is the same – Caratunk!

The two rivers are the scene of many rafting trips, supported by periodic upstream releases to make the water levels high enough and swift enough for the experience.

Cemetery on the Dead River Road (2014)

Cemetery on the Dead River Road (2014)

Dead River Road near the Dead River (2014)

Dead River Road near the Dead River (2014)

The Dead River near the Dead River Road (2014)

The Dead River near the Dead River Road (2014) @

Dead River Lodge on the Dead River Road (2014)

Dead River Lodge on the Dead River Road (2014) @

Northern Outdoors Kennebec River Pub & The Forks Resort Restaurant (2014)

Northern Outdoors Kennebec River Pub & The Forks Resort Restaurant, Rt. 201 (’14) @

Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.

Photos from the AT and of Pleasant Pond courtesy of Brady G. Williams, 2007.

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