Statistics and Trivia:
- Population 73,938 as per 2000 census.
- 5.8% of the state’s population.
- 11.1 persons per square mile.
- Originally part of Penobscot and Washington Counties.
- Incorporated March 16, 1839.
- Bordered to the east, west, and north by Canada.
- 2 cities, 54 towns, 11 plantations, and 108 unorganized townships.
- 6,672 square miles
- 89% forest, 1% water, and 10% farmland.
- County seat is Houlton.
- Major crops are broccoli, potatoes, hay, and small grain rotation crops.