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Logging Equipment and Trucking Company in Waite (2013)

Logging Equipment and Trucking Company in Waite (2013)

Location Map of Waite

Location Map of Waite

Year Population
1970 70
1980 130
1990 119
2000 105
2010 101
Waite Population Chart 1860-2010

Population Trend 1860-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:23:00
W. Latitude 67:38:00
Maine House District 141
Maine Senate District 6
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 43.2
Area sq. mi. (land) 43.1
Population/sq.mi. (land) 2.3
County: Washington

Total=land+water; Land=land only

sign: Town Line, Waiteon the Old Mill Road in Waite (2013)[WATE] is a town in Washington County, settled in 1832 and probably named for Benjamin Waite, an early lumberman in the area. It was incorporated as a town on February 22, 1876 from Waite Plantation, formerly township T2 R2 TS.

Shortly thereafter in 1880 the population was 122, supporting two public schoolhouses.

Store on U.S. Route 1 (2013)

Store and House Rt. 1 (2013) @

Old ESSO Service Station on U.S. Route 1 (2013)

Old ESSO Service Station on U.S. Route 1 (2013) @

The name of “Unknown Pond” in Waite may sum up the town’s reputation in the rest of the state outside Washington County. U.S. Route 1 barely grazes its western edge and the sparse population is scattered across its rural and wooded landscape.  A small village is on the Bingo Road east of Route 1.

That very landscape, though, has attracted hunters and fishermen to the remote area. Tomah Stream was named for the Indian chief who aided the Machias settlers during the American Revolution.

Directional Sign to Talmadge on U.S. Route 1 (2013)

Directional Sign to Talmadge on U.S. Route 1 (2013) @

Waite and Talmadge Congregational Church (2013)

Waite and Talmadge Congregational Church (2013) @

Nearby Talmadge has its only improved road near U.S. Route 1, thus providing access to its small village. The Waite and Talmadge Congregational Church is on the Old Mill Road off Route 1, near where the Talmadge Road begins.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board.

Additional resources

McCauley, Brian. The Names of Maine: How Maine Places Got Their Names and What They Mean.

Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p. 554-555.


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