|Maine House||District 149|
|Maine Senate||District 1|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 36.6|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 35.7|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
[west-muhn-LAND] is a plantation in Aroostook County, organized on May 25, 1892 from the township T15 R4 WELS.
Located northwest of Caribou, this small community is accessible off State Route 161 that passes through nearby New Sweden. It was part of the “Swedish Colony” established in the 1870’s.
The township is bisected with the Little Madawaska River flowing from southwest to northeast.
A section of Maine Public Reserved Lands is a 965-acre original public lot, mostly covered by forest, near the southwest shoreline of lower Madawaska Lake. The property has been used primarily for timber management. The current public road on the lot is used exclusively by private camp owners.
According to the Northern Aroostook Management Plan, access for management purposes is across private land, and the town has shown interest in establishing a nature trail on the property.
Looking Back on Westmanland: A Centennial Project of the Town of Westmanland, Maine, 1979. Westmanland, Me. Town of Westmanland. 1979. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Maine State Library; University of Maine at Presque Isle, Library and Learning Resource Center]
Maine Department of Conservation. Bureau of Parks and Lands. Northern Aroostook Management Plan. June 2007. http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/planning/northern/plan.pdf (accessed May 1, 2012)
Silver Birches: Preserving Cultural Heritage by Learning from Earlier Generations. New Sweden, Me. [published by residents of New Sweden, Stockholm, and Westmanland, Maine] 1981. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; University of Maine at Farmington, Mantor Library]