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Encyclopedia > Greenville, Maine

Greenville is a Maine town located in Piscataquis County on Moosehead Lake. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,623. Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... Piscataquis County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Map of Moosehead Lake. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, incorporated on February 6, 1836 from Haskell Plantation. It annexed land on August 10, 1848 from Wilson, whose remains were distributed to Shirley and Elliotsville.


Nathaniel Haskell of Westbrook bought the Thornton Academy Grant, the southern part of the township, began clearing trees in 1824, and moved his family there in 1827.


In 1836, Henry Gower built the first store in Greenville village, located at the southern end of Moosehead Lake, the largest in New England. After a small steamboat was launched in 1836 to tow logs, the first large lake steamer went into operation in 1838. Several steamers by the name of Katahdin plied the waters in later years.


The town serves as the gateway to Lily Bay State Park and to the upper reaches of the lake via combined Maine Routes 6 and 15.

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Location

Greenville was first settled in 1820 and was named after its green forests. It is perched at the wilderness edge of sparsely populated Piscataquis County, only 35 miles north of the county seat, Dover-Foxcroft. Historically, Greenville has been perceived as the gateway to the north woods and, of course, to Moosehead Lake, the largest body of fresh water in the state. Map of Moosehead Lake. ...


Located north of the 45th parallel, on a line with Montreal, Greenville climatically and vegetatively has more in common with the northernmost United States and southern Canada than it has with southern Maine.


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History

See: Moosehead historical Society


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 120.1 km² (46.4 mi²). 110.0 km² (42.5 mi²) of it is land and 10.1 km² (3.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.39% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, 1 609. ...

  • Population 2000: 1,623
  • Latitude: 45.459N
  • Longitude: -69.591W
  • Time zone: Eastern Daylight Saving
  • On Moosehead Lake
  • Nearby parks & recreation: Lily Bay State Park, Little Squaw Public Reserved Land
  • Historic sites and museums:
    • S/S Katahdin Katahdin Website
    • Moosehead Marine Museum Museum Website

Demographics

  • Year round population of 2,000
  • Area year round population of 2,600
  • Seasonal population of 6000+

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,623 people, 731 households, and 437 families residing in the town. The population density is 14.7/km² (38.2/mi²). There are 1,378 housing units at an average density of 12.5/km² (32.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.77% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 731 households out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 8.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% are non-families. 34.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.19 and the average family size is 2.82. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.4 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $30,365, and the median income for a family is $36,694. Males have a median income of $27,955 versus $19,712 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,638. 12.9% of the population and 8.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.9% of those under the age of 18 and 15.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also: Greenville (CDP), Maine Greenville is a census-designated place located in Piscataquis County, Maine. ...


External links

  • Town of Greenville Maine website
  • Moosehead Lake Region

  Results from FactBites:
 
Greenville, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (648 words)
Greenville is a Maine town located in Piscataquis County on Moosehead Lake.
Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, incorporated on February 6, 1836 from Haskell Plantation.
Historically, Greenville has been perceived as the gateway to the north woods and, of course, to Moosehead Lake, the largest body of fresh water in the state.
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