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Woodville

Location Map for Woodville

Location Map for Woodville

Year Population
1970 62
1980 226
1990 215
2000 286
2010 248
Woodville Population Chart 1860-2010

Population Trend 1860-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:31:29
W. Latitude 68:26:06
Maine House District 142
Maine Senate District 5
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 42.9
Area sq. mi. (land) 42.9
Population/sq.mi. (land) 5.8
County: Penobscot

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[WOOD-vil] is a town in Penobscot County, incorporated on February 28, 1895 from Woodville Plantation, which had been organized for election purposes as early as 1854 and as a local governing plantation in 1860. Its population in 1880 was 223, not much different from its recent totals.

Prior to 1854 it was known as Indian Township Number 2. Its final name reflects the wooded nature of its surroundings.

The town dominates the west side of the great bend in the Penobscot River just south of Medway where the East and West branches combine.

Maine Route 116 leaves the River in Chester and cuts through Woodville to Medway.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board.

Additional resources

Chadbourne, Ava Harriet. Maine Place Names and The Peopling of its Towns.

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