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Updated April 11, 2003
Map of Maine's 16 Counties


Androscoggin

SIZE:  459 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1854
COUNTY SEAT:  Auburn
POPULATION:  103,793

CITIES:  Auburn, and Lewiston.
TOWNS:  Durham, Greene, Leeds, Lisbon, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot, Poland, Sabattus, Turner and Wales.

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Aroostook

SIZE:  6,453 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1839
COUNTY SEAT:  Houlton
POPULATION:  73,938

CITIES:  Caribou, Presque Isle
TOWNS:  Allagash, Amity, Ashland, Bancroft, Blaine, Bridgewater, Castle Hill, Caswell, Chapman, Crystal, Dyer Brook, Eagle Lake, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Hammond, Haynesville, Hersey, Hodgdon, Houlton, Island Falls, Limestone, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Madawaska, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Masardis, Merrill, Monticello, New Canada, New Limerick, New Sweden, Oakfield, Orient, Perham, Portage Lake, Saint Agatha, Saint Francis, Sherman, Smyrna, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Washburn, Westfield, Westmanland, Weston, and Woodland.

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Cumberland

SIZE:  853 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1760
COUNTY SEAT:  Portland
POPULATION:  265,612
CITIES:  Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook
TOWNS:  Baldwin, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gorham, Gray, Harpswell, Harrison, Naples, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Raymond, Scarborough, Sebago, Standish, Windham, and Yarmouth. 

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Franklin

SIZE:  1,789 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1838
COUNTY SEAT:  Farmington
POPULATION:  29,467

TOWNS:  Avon, Carrabassett Valley, Carthage, Chesterville, Eustis, Farmington, Industry, Jay, Kingfield, Madrid, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Phillips, Rangeley, Strong, Temple, Weld and Wilton. 
PLANTATIONS:  Coplin, Dallas, Rangeley and Sandy River. 

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Hancock

SIZE:  1,522 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1789
COUNTY SEAT:  Ellsworth
POPULATION:  51,791

CITY:  Ellsworth
TOWNS:  Amherst, Aurora, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksvile, Bucksport, Castine, Cranberry Isles, Dedham, Deer Isle, Eastbrook, Franklin, Frenchboro, Gouldsboro, Great Pond, Hancock, Lamoine, Mariaville, Mount Desert, Orland, Osborn, Otis, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Sorrento, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Sullivan, Surry, Swans Island, Tremont, Trenton, Verona, Waltham and Winter Harbor.

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Kennebec

SIZE:  879 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1799
COUNTY SEAT:  Augusta
POPULATION:  117,114

CITIES:  Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell and Waterville.
TOWNS:  Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Chelsea, China, Clinton, Farmingdale, Fayette, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Oakland, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Rome, Sidney, Vassalboro, Vienna, Wayne, West Gardiner, Windsor, Winslow and Winthrop.

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Knox

SIZE:  374 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1860
COUNTY SEAT:  Rockland
POPULATION:  36,618

CITY:  Rockland
TOWNS:  Appleton, Camden, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Isle au Haut, North Haven, Owls Head, Rockport, St. George, South Thomaston, Thomaston, Union, Vinalhaven, Warren and Washington.
PLANTATION:  Matinicus Island

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Lincoln

SIZE:  457 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1760
COUNTY SEAT:  Wiscassett
POPULATION:  33,616

TOWNS:  Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Whitefield and Wiscasset. 
PLANTATION:  Monhegan.

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Oxford

SIZE:  2,023 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1805
COUNTY SEAT:  Paris
POPULATION:  54,755

TOWNS:  Andover, Bethel, Brownfield, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Denmark, Dixfield, Fryeburg, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Hiram, Lovell, Mexico, Newry, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Peru, Porter, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stowe, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris and Woodstock.
PLANTATIONS:  Lincoln and Magalloway.

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Penobscot

SIZE:  3,258 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1816
COUNTY SEAT:  Bangor
POPULATION:  144,919

CITIES:  Bangor, Brewer and Old Town.
TOWNS:  Alton, Bradford, Bradley, Burlington, Carmel, Charleston, Chester, Clifton, Corinna, Corinth, Dexter, Dixmont, East Millinocket, Eddington, Edinburg, Enfield, Etna, Exeter, Garland, Glenburn, Greenbush, Greenfield, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Howland, Hudson, Indian Island, Kenduskeag, Lagrange, Lakeville, Lee, Levant, Lincoln, Lowell, Mattawamkeag, Maxfield, Medway, Milford, Millinocket, Mount Chase, Newburgh, Newport, Orono, Orrington, Passadumkeag, Patten, Plymouth, Springfield, Stacyville, Stetson, Veazie, Winn and Woodville.
PLANTATIONS:  Carroll, Drew, Prentiss, Sebois and Webster.

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Piscataquis

SIZE:  3,770 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1838
COUNTY SEAT:  Dover-Foxcroft
POPULATION:  17,235

TOWNS:  Abbott, Atkinson, Beaver Cove, Bowerbank, Brownville, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Guilford, Medford, Milo, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec, Shirley, Wellington and Willimantic.
PLANTATIONS:  Kingsbury and Lake View.

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Sagadahoc

SIZE:  250 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1854
COUNTY SEAT:  Bath
POPULATION:  35,214

CITY:  Bath
TOWNS:  Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath and Woolwich.

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Somerset

SIZE:  3,633 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1809
COUNTY SEAT:  Skowhegan
POPULATION:  50,888

TOWNS:  Anson, Athens, Bingham, Cambridge, Canaan, Cornville, Detroit, Embden, Fairfield, Harmony, Hartland, Jackman, Madison, Mercer, Moose River, Moscow, New Portland, Norridgewock, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Ripley, Saint Albans, Skowhegan, Smithfield, Solon and Starks.
PLANTATIONS:  Brighton, Caratunk, Dennistown, Highland, Pleasant Ridge, The Forks and West Forks.

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Waldo

SIZE:  724 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1827
COUNTY SEAT:  Belfast
POPULATION:  36,280

CITY:  Belfast
TOWNS:  Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedom, Islesboro, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Lincolnville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo and 
Winterport. 

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Washington

SIZE:  2,528 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1789
COUNTY SEAT:  Machias
POPULATION:  33,941

CITIES:  Calais and Eastport. 
TOWNS:  Addison, Alexander, Baileyville, Beals, Beddington, Centerville, Charlotte, Cherryfield, Columbia, Columbia Falls, Cooper, Crawford, Cutler, Danforth, Deblois, Dennysville, East Machias, Harrington, Indian Township, Jonesboro, Jonesport, Lubec, Machais, Machiasport, Marshfield, Meddybemps, Milbridge, Northfield, Pembroke, Perry, Princeton, Robbinston, Roque Bluffs, Steuben, Talmadge, Topsfield, Vanceboro, Waite, Wesley, Whiting and Whitneyville.
PLANTATIONS:  Baring, Codyville and Grand Lake Stream.

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York

SIZE:  989 square miles
INCORPORATED:  1636
COUNTY SEAT:  Alfred
POPULATION:  186,742

CITIES:  Biddeford and Saco.
TOWNS:  Acton, Alfred, Arundel, Berwick, Buxton, Cornish, Dayton, Eliot, Hollis, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lebanon, Limerick, Limington, Lyman, Newfield, North Berwick, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Parsonsfield, Sanford, Shapleigh, South Berwick, Waterboro, Wells and York.

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Information obtained from: U.S. Census Bureau, Geographic Comparison Table


Maine County Song
Sing to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy

16 counties in our State, Cumberland and Franklin.
Piscataquis, Somerset, Aroostook, Androscoggin
Sagadahoc, Kennebec, Lincoln, Knox and Hancock
Waldo, Washington and York
Oxford and Penobscot!


Listen to the County Song sung by the entire fourth grade class at the Dike-Newell School in Bath, Maine

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