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West Forks

Location Map for West Forks

Location Map for West Forks

Year Population
1970 74
1980 72
1990 63
2000 47
2010 60
West Forks Population Chart 1870-2010

Population Trend 1870-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:24:05
W. Latitude 70:00:58
Maine House District 118
Maine Senate District 3
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 49.4
Area sq. mi. (land) 48.9
Population/sq.mi. (land) 1.2
County: Somerset

Total=land+water; Land=land only

a plantation in Somerset County, was fully organized March 31, 1893, though it had been organized for election purposes in 1859.  It is north of The Forks Plantation.

Mountain, South on Route 201 (2004)

Mountain, South on Rt 201 (’04)

Berry's General Store (2004)

Berry’s General Store (2004)

Dead River Rapids near Route 201 (2002)

Dead River Rapids (2002)

Veterans Memorial (2004)

Veterans Memorial (2004)

West Forks lies north of the Dead River and west of the Kennebec just above where the two rivers combine at The Forks.

The Kennebec River forms the plantation’s eastern boundary. The turbulent and dangerous 10-mile Kennebec River Gorge, is accessible only by experienced whitewater rafters.

The heavily forested area with a small and dwindling population is bisected by U.S. Route 201 on its way north to Jackman, then to the Province of Quebec.

Three sections of Maine Public Reserved Lands totaling 1,204 acres are located on the west side of U.S. Route 201. One is adjacent to West Forks Village on the highway.

Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.

Additional resources

Hall, Jon F. The Upper Kennebec Valley. Dover, N.H. Arcadia, c1997.

Hall, Jon F. The Upper Kennebec Valley, Volume II. Charleston, S.C. Arcadia. c1999.

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